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Jeff Cain to Present “Do We Deserve a D or an F for our Grading Practices?”

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Evaluation in Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We will open our program this year with our plenary speaker, Jeff Cain from the Kentucky College of Pharmacy. 

Click the image above to watch Dr. Lauren Vicker’s recent interview with Jeff Cain. During the interview, Cain and Vicker discuss the use of social media in the classroom, the effectiveness of peer evaluation, and the effects they see that the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on the student community in their classrooms. Vicker then asks Cain what attendees can expect from his plenary address and he shares his perspective on the flaws of the traditional grading systems. “I’ve struggled with how to do grades and grading in a way that accurately measures learning, that is motivating, and is fair and equitable,” says Cain. Research is showing that there is a better way to do it – for both students and educators. This interview is a preview of what is to come in Cain’s plenary address. 

Do We Deserve a D or an F
For Our Grading Practices?

When: October 28, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:15 AM EST
Session Description: Educators have typically used grades as a measure of learning, to provide feedback, and to motivate students to learn. This session will describe how traditional grading practices are problematic for each of those and why it is time to examine alternate approaches. Attendees will participate in a team-based learning exercise designed to stimulate thinking about grading reform.

To learn more about our sessions about better grading, effective peer evaluation, and equitable grading, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org

We hope to see you in October!

Call for Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC23 Annual Meeting

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. Abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

Thank you,
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed
2023 Program Committee Chair

TBLC 2022 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.

Treasurer
Hugh Clements-Jewery
University of Illinois at Chicago
2022-2024

Member-at-Large: Workforce Development and Training
Andrea Bowersox
University of Pittsburgh
2022-2025

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 Sarah Lerchenfeldt (Member-at-Large: Health Sciences), who will be leaving office for her service to TBLC.

Annette Burgess Wins TBLC 2022 Best Paper Awards

Dear Colleagues,

During the recent 2022 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. Annette Burgess
Peer review in team-based learning: influencing feedback literacy

Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Andrew Stuart Lane, Inam Haq, Tyler Clark, Eszter Kalman, Nicole Pappalardo & Jane Bleasel. BMC Med Educ 21426 (2021).

Scholarship Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Use of Established Guidelines When Reporting on Interprofessional Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Student Education: A Systematic Review

Annette Burgess and Deborah McGregor. Acad Med. 1;97(1):143-151 (2022).

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 to 2022), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

Register Now for the March 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, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through March 17. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, March 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Wednesday, March 9
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, March 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, March 15
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, March 17

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the March 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!

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

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, click here. Can’t make the March series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in June 2022.

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC 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 Will you be joining us at the 21st Annual TBLC Conference in Orlando, Florida? 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. To be held March 5 – 8, 2022, #TBLC22 has a wide range of sponsorship opportunities designed to showcase your company’s products and services and maximize your footprint. Feel free to take a look at our exhibitor brochure here.

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!

Sincerely,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

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!

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

Dear Colleagues,

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, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October 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.

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, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Register Now for the October 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, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL: Oct 5, Tuesday
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module: Oct 7, Thursday
  • Evaluating MCQs for RATs and Application Activities: Oct 12, Tuesday
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL: Oct 14, Thursday
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development: Oct 19, Tuesday

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October 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!

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

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, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Registration Now Open for TBLC Educational Development Webinars

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to offer two new online educational development webinars, beginning on September 26 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitators by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)

When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

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.

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.