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#TBLC22 Saturday, March 5 Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2022 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 5 through March 8, 2022. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL Fundamentals certification. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Workshops being offered on Saturday, March 5 include:

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
Presenters: Shawn Simonson – Boise State University
Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Presenters: Amy de Jaeger – University of Manitoba
Hugh Clements-Jewery – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.

Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
Presenters: Cortny Williams – University of Western States
Mark Serva – University of Delaware

Attendees will be provided with pre-workshop reading assignments related to evaluating MCQs and using them in RATs and Application Activities. The workshop will begin with an IRAT and a TRAT and will continue with a series of application activities. Application activities will support participants in evaluating the quality, cognitive level, and place-of- best-fit for selected MCQs; and provide practice in creating MCQs for their courses. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to evaluate the quality, the cognitive level, and place-of-best-fit (in RATs and Application Activities) for MCQs and create MCQs for their courses.

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2022 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

You are invited to exhibit with TBLC at the 2022 Conference in Orlando!

March is just around the corner! Will you be joining us in Orlando, FL? I would like to extend an invitation to participate in supporting the Team-based Learning Collaborative at our 2022 Meeting. Feel free to take a look at our exhibitor brochure here. The 21st Annual TBLC Conference will be March 5 – 8, 2022. The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning(TM). Our past conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.

I look forward to again working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved. For additional comments or questions, please contact us at support@tblcadmin.org. Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Call for Proposals 2022 TBLC Webinar & Workshop Series

Is your work innovative, reflective of best practices, or challenging the status quo in team-based learning? Do you have a new perspective or context that others could learn from?  Are you making an impact on student learning or faculty development? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Submit your proposal by January 31, 2022.

The TBLC Educational Development Committee is seeking proposals for the upcoming 2022 Webinar & Workshop Series, a longitudinal faculty development initiative offered to our membership throughout the year. We invite proposals for webinars, workshops, panel discussions, and short presentations, to be delivered online on topics of interest to the greater TBL Community. Each proposal and abstract will be faculty peer reviewed, so consider this another fantastic opportunity for scholarship!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email support@tblcadmin.org. Proposals submitted by January 31, 2022 will be given preference.

Thank you,
Cortny Williams, PhD
Chair, TBLC Educational Development Committee

#TBLC22 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Michael Sweet

The 21st Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The second will be given by Dr. Michael Sweet, Director of Design and Integration in the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) at Northeastern University.

Plenary: Inside out / Outside in:  Fulfilling the Promise of Community in the TBL Classroom
Date and Time:
 March 7, 2022 at 10:45 AM Eastern
*This session will also be streamed live for virtual attendees.

The premise of Team-Based Learning is that we can do more when we come together. But “coming together” is not one-size-fits-all—there are at least as many experiences of it in your classroom as students in your class. In our time together, we will consider this reality first “from the inside out”: How have our individual backgrounds positioned us to experience ourselves and our learners in specific ways? Michael will offer some ideas, but we’ll also co-create practical takeaways by engaging everyone in the room.

Michael Sweet is Director of Design and Integration in the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) at Northeastern University in Boston.  He has also led teaching centers and initiatives at the University of Texas Austin, the University of Oregon and Portland Community College. He presents nationally and internationally on critical thinking and team-based learning, served as the 2009-2010 President of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative and 2014-2016 Executive Editor of Publications. The online resources he developed to support critical thinking instruction and Team-Based Learning have achieved international adoption.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.

TBLC Administrative Office Closed for Thanksgiving

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26, 2021 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, November 29, 2021.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2022 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Registration Now Open for #TBLC22

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 21st annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 5-8, 2022 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” will be the central theme for the conference, in which attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to adapt to diverse learners and diverse learning needs.

When: March 5-8, 2022
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA with portions to be delivered virtually

Meeting Highlights: New to the 2022 conference are virtual and in-person pre-conference workshops. One week before the opening of the main conference, all attendees will have access to virtual interactive sessions, to be offered in time zones more accessible for international audiences. In person pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 and will offer all five workshops needed to complete the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate (link the page). The main conference will begin Sunday evening with an opening plenary by Dr. Larry Michaelsen, creator of Team-based Learning. Dr. Michael Sweet, Director of Design and Integration at the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research at Northeastern University will deliver a second plenary address on March 7. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought provoking sessions.

During the main conference we are excited to introduce two new attendance tracks: All Access Live and Virtual-Only. Virtual-Only attendees will enjoy access to the full library of online poster presentations, oral presentations, synchronous virtual workshops and recordings of each plenary address. All Access Live attendees will have access to all the virtual options as well as the extended schedule of course offerings each day, meet and greet sessions, networking and more.

The 21st Annual TBLC Conference is gearing up to be an experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities for all who attend. We hope you will plan to join us in March for this exciting reimagining of what it means to bring TBL to educators around the globe.

For more information, visit the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

*Free For TBLC Members* Using Images in 4S Application Activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Courses

Registration is still open for the November online educational development webinar presented by TBLC. Register for just this unique session to expand your practice in team-based learning or register to receive the archived version of the previous sessions in the series! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD per session!

November Webinar: Using Images in 4S application activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Course
Facilitators:
 Micki Spiller (Pratt Institute)
When: November 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: Even in an Art and Design studio, good listening and speaking skills are essential and getting students to verbalize their thoughts in small increments is key to successful productive end-of-semester critiques.  My current first-year students are coming from diverse backgrounds while in the midst of making enormous social adjustments, and a large percentage of them are international. Methods established in ESL/ELL language support education will be used as a central component in this session to explore concepts and vocabulary to draw students out and get them talking. This session will share successes and experiments employing images for in-class 4S application activities.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Last Call* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due Friday

The TThe Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to share a final reminder to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation abstracts for the 21st annual meeting. The meeting will be held from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Last Chance to Join! Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL

Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam will be presented live tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26 at 10AM Eastern. This session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for this unique session to expand your practice in team-based learning! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD!

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)
When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

November Webinar:Using Images in 4S application activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Course
Facilitators:
 Micki Spiller (Pratt Institute)
When: November 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  Even in an Art and Design studio, good listening and speaking skills are essential and getting students to verbalize their thoughts in small increments is key to successful productive end-of-semester critiques.  My current first-year students are coming from diverse backgrounds while in the midst of making enormous social adjustments, and a large percentage of them are international. Methods established in ESL/ELL language support education will be used as a central component in this session to explore concepts and vocabulary to draw students out and get them talking. This session will share successes and experiments employing images for in-class 4S application activities.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Reminder* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Still Being Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 21st annual meeting from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create and adapt their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are still being welcomed for oral focus sessions and poster presentations.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.