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#TBLC21 Featured Workshop: Designing Course Policy Statements

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Designing Course Policy Statements That Optimize Beliefs and Maximize Motivation in the TBL Classroom. This session will be presented by Karla Kubitz. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Designing Course Policy Statements That Optimize Beliefs and Maximize Motivation in the TBL Classroom
Presented by: Karla Kubitz – Towson University
Date & Time: Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET

Given the potentially beneficial impact on intention and behavior in the classroom, TBL course policy statements should ideally support the development of optimal behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and control beliefs for all of our diverse learners. The Designing Course Policy Statements workshop will be conducted using a TBL format. Attendees will be provided with a pre-workshop reading assignment related to the theory of planned behavior and the workshop will begin with an individual and a team Readiness Assurance Test. The workshop will continue with several Application Activities. Application Activities will challenge teams to: (a) classify exemplar TBL course policy statements according to whether they focus on behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, or control beliefs; and (b) to decide whether exemplar TBL course policy statements are likely to optimize behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and control beliefs. Upon completion of the Workshop, attendees should be able to transfer what they learned and evaluate/ redesign their own course policy statements.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

#TBLC21 Featured Session: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: An Expert Panel

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured sessions: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: An Expert Panel. This session will be presented by Deirdre G. Pitts, Mekbib Gemeda, Molly Espey and Ariel Cascio. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: An Expert Panel
Presented by: Ariel Cascio, PhD – CMU College of Medicine, Molly Espey, PhD – Clemson University, Mekbib Gemeda, MA – Eastern Virginia Medical School and Deirdre G. Pitts, Ph.D., SCP-IPMA – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Date & Time: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Have a question related to diversity, equity and/or inclusion that you would like to pose to the panelists before the session? Feel free to send them in using the form here or by clicking the button above. 

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting sessions.

#TBLC21 Featured Workshop: Developing Leadership Competency For Communicating Across Cultures

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Team-Based Learning to Develop Leadership Competency for Communicating Across Cultures and Working in Multicultural Teams. This session will be presented by Judith Ainsworth and Annelise Ly. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Team-Based Learning to Develop Leadership Competency for Communicating Across Cultures and Working in Multicultural Teams
Presented by: Judith Ainsworth – McGill University and Annelise Ly – Norwegian School of Economics
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Future global leaders need to develop global leadership competencies (GLC) to tackle the complexities of globalization, not just to learn about them. To meet this challenge, this workshop aims to develop GLC using a Team-Based Learning (TBL) cross-cultural negotiation activity to help future global leaders successfully collaborate with, motivate and lead people in international settings and from different cultures. This workshop aims to help participants practice (1) their ability to understand and describe their own views of the world, how they relate to others and to question the way they act; and (2) their ability to communicate effectively and work in multicultural teams, an essential competency for global leaders.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC in March!

March is just around the corner! I would like to again extend an invitation to participate in supporting the Team-based Learning Collaborative at our 2021 Meeting. I have included a copy of our exhibitor brochure for your review, including the new exhibiting levels available for 2021! Exhibitor Brochure here.

The TBLC Annual Meeting will be held virtually March 3 – 4, 2021.

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, K-12 education, and from many different higher education institutions around the world.

I look forward to 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 March!

There is Still Time to Join the January Fundamentals Series

Don’t miss your opportunity to join this unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering The TBL Fundamentals Series beginningTuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6 PM EST and continues through January 28. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, January 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, January 14
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, January 21
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 26
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, January 28

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the January series? No problem! The full series will be offered again throughout 2021 beginning with a second series in April. We hope you can join us!

Happy Holidays from the TBLC Admin Team

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 28. We will also be closed on December 31 and January 1 in observance of New Year’s Eve and Day. We would like to wish you and your families a happy holiday season.

We are excited about what 2021 has in store!

#TBLC21 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Hillman

The 20th 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 first will be given by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College in Oakland, California.

Dr. Elizabeth Hillman
Plenary: Transforming teaching and learning at Mills College, into a pandemic and beyond

Mills College adapted to the challenges of distance learning and the equity/public health crises by elevating its emphasis on inclusive excellence and integrated academic and student-life experiences. Yet some essential elements of Mills’ pedagogy, such as community engagement, were especially difficult to translate into an online environment. As Mills builds a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape, some elements of 2020 will endure and others will be left behind, and our commitment to diverse learners must be sustained.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She brings to Mills extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness testifying before Congress on numerous occasions. She is a sought-after educator and speaker on the topics of sexual assault and harassment, and women’s leadership and rights. In 2013–2014, she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP),and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

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

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2021 Program Chair & Co-Chair

Register Now for the January Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6 PM EST and continues through January 28. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, January 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, January 14
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, January 21
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 26
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, January 28

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the January series? No problem! The full series will be offered again throughout 2021 beginning with a second series in April. We hope you can join us!

#TBLC21 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due December 1

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2020. This year we are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” 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 meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for oral focus sessions and posters.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions 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. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.  

Posters
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. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020

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

Last Chance to Register for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Don’t miss this special virtual workshop on Friday, November 13!

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.