Member News

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.

#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.

#TBLC21 Early Bird Registration Deadline is Quickly Approaching

The 2021 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Save $25 by registering by Friday! Currently, registration is $175/$275 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $200/$300 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

Meeting Highlights: The conference will begin at 10:00am EST on Wednesday, March 3 with a welcome and opening plenary by Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman, the President of Mills College in Oakland, California. Dr. Alma Ouanesisouk Trinidad, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), will also deliver a plenary session on Friday, March 5. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.

New to the 2021 conference are expert panels and oral focus sessions. During the expert panel, to be held on Thursday, March 4 at 10:15am EST, conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask TBL experts for advice in regards to the more challenging aspects of TBL, including diversity, inclusion and equity. The oral focus sessions will be short presentations on innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based in an effort to help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting.

The conference will also include interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions. The 20th annual TBLC Conference will be a wonderful experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

For more information, visit the 2021 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in March!

TBLC Members to Give Plenary Address at Upcoming Health Workforce Education Conference

Don’t miss the 3rd European Conference of Health Workforce Education and Research Conference. The event will take place across multiple time zones (and be streamed live on YouTube). Hosted in collaboration with the RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, the International Network for Health Workforce Education holds the conference to promote interdisciplinary co-operation and critical understanding of the latest research in the field of health workforce education, research, training and development. The event will bring together researchers, educators, trainers and policy makers from around the world. 

This year’s theme is Team-Based Learning and Leadership.

ETBLC members Jonny Branney and Danny McLaughlin will be collaborating to present a keynote session to discuss how the method of team-based learning delivers top results in their classrooms.

Plenary Session: The European Team-Based Learning Community
Presented: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:30am GMT


“Team-based learning (TBL) is a highly structured flipped classroom teaching method that solves common challenges encountered in healthcare education. What do we all want to achieve? We want enquiring students, who are able to study information independently outside of the classroom and can then use that information to solve scientific or clinical problems with their colleagues, creatively. We want the students to take responsibility and be accountable for their own learning, to be able to explain key concepts, make a reasoned argument, and work well with others, including in an inter-professional setting. We want good engagement, with students showing up in the classroom having done their background reading. TBL as a method really does deliver all this, and while it is a significant change in ways of working and thinking for educators, most of us who have taught using TBL would never go back to lectures!”

For more information, and to register, please visit the conference site here.

#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