Member News

Submit Your Module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

Do you have a favorite module you use in your classes that you’d love to share with others in your field? Be sure to submit your completed module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

If you’d like to submit your module, click here to view the submission form. The completed form should include all information necessary for teaching your module as well as instructions on submitting it. Once received, your module will be peer-reviewed by members of the TBLC Editorial Board.

We look forward to receiving your module!

TBLC 2021 Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce to you that we have two newly elected members of our Steering Committee. Thanks to all who participated in our recent election process. These new Steering Committee members will initiate their terms immediately.

President-Elect
William Ofstad
West Coast University
2021-2023

Member-at-Large: K-12
Christopher Parrish
University of South Alabama
2021-2023

Please join us in congratulating our new Steering Committee members as they join our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community. We’d also like to extend a sincere thank you to Michael Nelson (Past President) and Lauren Brannan (Member-at-Large: K-12), who will be leaving office, and Michelle Farland, who will be stepping into the role of Past President, for their service to TBLC.

Call for 2022 Research Grant Submissions Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2022 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2022 TBLC annual meeting.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 2021

Proposals are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort 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 this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 AM Eastern and continuing through April 22. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, April 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, April 13
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, April 15
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, April 20
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, April 22

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

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

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

Register Today for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development

There is still time to register for the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

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.

Registration for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development is NOW OPEN

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to announce its new series of online webinars, beginning with a session led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

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.

Kristin Janke and Ruth Levine Win TBLC 2021 Best Paper Awards

During the recent 2021 business meeting at the virtual annual meeting, we recognized two papers that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through research and scholarly publications, two papers were awarded top honors in the following categories:

Research Category
Dr. Kristin Janke
Determining Indicators of High-Quality Application Activities for Team-Based Learning

Kristin Janke, Roberts A. Bechtol, Stephanie James, Gardner Lepp, Rebecca Moote & Peter Clapp. Am J Pharm Educ, 83(9):1920-1928. 2019

Scholarship Category
Dr. Ruth Levine
The Facilitator Instrument for Team-Based Learning (FIT)

Ruth E. Levine, Peggy Hsieh, P. Adam Kelly, Lisa Carchedi, Jennifer Gibson, Paul Haidet, Paul Koles, Lindsey Pershern, Dawnelle Schatte, Brenda Talley, Dwight Wolf & Britta Thompson. Teaching and Learning in Med., 32(1):82-90. 2020

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 or 2020), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

#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.

How to Update Your TBLC Membership Profile

Did you know that you can update your contact information and add a picture to your TBLC Membership Profile? If you would like to update your information, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here.

Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile by clicking on the current picture shown and also make any necessary changes to your membership profile, such as adding your address, phone number, or university.

If you don’t remember your password, you can use the “Forgot your password?” link under the login boxes. If you have any questions about uploading your picture or updating your membership profile, contact support@tblcadmin.org.