TBL Resources

#TBLC23 Featured Workshop: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback. This session will be presented by Cortny Williams and Laurie Schroder. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback
Presented by: Cortny Williams – University of Western States
Laurie Schroder – East Tennessee State University
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:45 PM Eastern

Click on the video above for an exclusive feature of this session!

Developing the ability to give and receive constructive feedback is one of the objectives that we set for our students in team-based learning courses, and one of the outcomes that TBL is best at producing. Its three-pronged approach to accountability, with feedback structures for individual work, teamwork, and peer interaction, offers a multi-faceted opportunity for students to reflect on their performance. While we can provide forms, rubrics, guidance, and examples to students to encourage them to provide useful and constructive feedback, we often receive all “10s”, negatively biased criticism or gushing flattery that doesn’t provide usable feedback, or worse, outcomes that result in grade inflation or deflation. Students are hesitant to “judge” each other and resistant to, as they frequently complain, “being graded by their peers.” A thorough introduction helps with these issues, but there is another way to add validity and usefulness to peer feedback.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.

All five Fundamentals workshops will be available at the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference. Click here for details!

Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

TBLC23 Featured Workshop: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL)

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL). This session will be presented by Suzan Kamel-ElSayed, Sarah Lerchenfeldt, and Gustavo Patino We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Presented by: Suzan Kamel-ElSayed – Oakland University
Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oaklnad University
Gustavo Patino – Oakland University
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:45 PM Eastern

Click on the video above for an exclusive feature of this session!

Self-Directed Learning (SDL) is a process in which learners are responsible for their learning with minimal guidance from educators. While the required components of SDL may vary based on the program, in many cases students are asked to determine the learning objectives, identify resources for learning, select and implement learning strategies and evaluate their learning outcomes. SDL is an important skill to learn as it allows students to develop lifelong learning skills necessary for their profession. For this reason, it is commonly used in health professions education, and in some cases is a curriculum requirement. In an effort to more effectively meet SDL curriculum requirements, this workshop aims to describe the process of adopting SDL using a slightly modified version of team-based learning (TBL).

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

Improve Your TBL Facilitation Skills at #TBLC23

The TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The fourth workshop in the series is Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom.

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
Facilitators: Neal Carter – Brigham Young University, Idaho
Gemma Quinn – University of Bradford

One of the key components for successful implementation of TBL pedagogy is to ensure students’ engagement and participation in team activities. TBL offers the tools and the infrastructure to hold students accountable in the learning and teaching process. In fact, the instructional shift from providing knowledge in traditional lectures to asking students to use critical thinking skills to locate, analyze, and/or apply knowledge, and to participate in team and class discussions, greatly relies on student engagement and commitment to learn. Therefore, effective facilitation is an integral component of successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity which requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies which instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.

Learning objectives for Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom include:

  • Justify the importance of learner motivation, participation and a positive learning environment
  • Compare and contrast facilitation roles and methods
  • Analyze the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Identify common errors and barriers to successful TBL facilitation

Meet The Facilitators

Neal Carter
Brigham Young University – Idaho
Professor of Political Science
Member of TBLC Educational Development, Marketing, and Training & Certification Committees

Gemma Quinn
University of Bradford
Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy
Member of the ETBLC Community

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!

Master Peer Evaluation & Team Development at #TBLC23

The 2023 Annual TBLC Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The third workshop in the series is Peer Evaluation and Team Development.

Peer Evaluation and Team Development
Facilitators: Richard Plunkett – The University of British Columbia
Cortny Williams – University of Western States

Peer feedback (PF) is an important component of Team-Based Learning (TBL) that is often overlooked. It is the final practical element of TBL, in which students are expected to provide feedback to their teammates about their contributions to the success of the team. Such feedback provides information to help individual students improve team performance, as well as develop interpersonal and team skills that are essential for future success. It can provide students with a deeper understanding of how their actions not only impact their own learning experience, but their peers’ learning experiences as well. While the literature supports the many advantages of PF in TBL, there aren’t many resources focused on implementing a PF system in a manner that both develops the students’ ability to provide quality feedback and tracks their continuous mastery of this skill.

Learning objectives for Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions include:

  • Identify characteristics of high and low performing teams
  • Compare and contrast systems and strategies for facilitating team growth
  • Apply strategies to empower teams to self-manage performance through peer feedback and evaluation
  • Identify common errors and barriers to successful teamwork and peer evaluation

Meet The Facilitators

Richard Plunkett
University of British Columbia
Associate Professor of Biology
TBLC Scholarship Committee Chair

Cortny Williams
University of Western States
Associate Professor of Basic Sciences
TBLC Educational Development Committee Chair

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!

Spaces Still Remain for the January Fundamentals Series

As a reminder, 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 Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 6:00 PM Eastern and continues through January 26. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, January 12
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Tuesday, January 17
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Evaluation presented Thursday, January 19
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 24
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, January 26

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

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 Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 8:00 AM Eastern and continues through January 26. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, January 12
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Tuesday, January 17
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Evaluation presented Thursday, January 19
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 24
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, January 26

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

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.

All five Fundamentals workshops will be available at the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference. Click here for details!

Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

#TBLC23 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini

The 22nd Annual TBLC Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have three presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. One of our plenary addresses will be given by Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini, Professor and Director of Behavioral Medicine & Psychopathology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini

Plenary: Determinants and Consequences of Engaging and Successful Team-Based Learning Activities for Adolescent and Adult Learners
Date and Time:
 March 13, 2023 at 8:15 AM ET

Team-based learning (TBL) has been increasingly implemented within higher education and in business sectors as a high-quality pedagogical tool over the last decade. In general, TBL is an approach that enables educators to provide opportunities to solve real-life job-related problems and collect authentic professional experiences. However, little is known about the psychological and educational determinants of an engaging and successful TBL and how these can be utilized to predict and achieve the desired outcomes of TBL. This course will provide an evidence-based theoretical framework to understand the main determinants of an engaging and successful TBL, age appropriateness, and feasibility of different strategies.

Dr. Mohiyeddini joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in September 2019 as a Full Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. He is the director of Behavioral Medicine and Psychopathology. Dr. Mohiyeddini received his PhD in Psychology from the Universidad of Trier (Germany) and his habilitation from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany).

Prior to joining the faculty at OUWB, Dr. Mohiyeddini held senior faculty positions at higher education institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, England, and the United States. The teaching portfolio of Dr. Mohiyeddini comprises Behavioral Medicine, (Child and Adult) Psychopathology, Brain and Behavior, Clinical-Health Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Counselling Psychology, and Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Furthermore, he has extensive expertise in development, evaluation, and management of academic programs and curriculums. Dr. Mohiyeddini’s teaching has been acknowledged with several awards for outstanding teaching throughout his career.

Dr. Mohiyeddini is an experienced psychotherapist and serves as a quantitative and assessment counselor to medical schools and hospitals in Europe to develop, implement, and evaluate community-based educational and health-related clinical projects. Furthermore, he contributed to the advancement of his discipline and the scientific community as a longstanding Editor-in-Chief and member of editorial boards of several international academic journals.

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

Registration Now Open for #TBLC23!

Dear Collegues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 22nd Annual Meeting on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 11-14, 2023 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Engagement with TBL” will be the central theme for the conference.

March 11-14, 2023
Orlando, Florida, USA

Meeting Highlights: Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for March 11 and March 12, 2023. These sessions will provide attendees with the fundamentals of team-based learning, including the creation of modules and effective implementation strategies.

The theme for the 2023 conference is “Engaging with TBL”. The conference will have three plenary addresses presented by experts in the field of TBL. More information on these plenary addresses will be coming soon, so please keep an eye on your email!

The conference will also include hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. While pre-conference Fundamentals workshops will provide attendees with the basics of team-based learning, sessions on Innovation and Research & Scholarship will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or collect, analyze, and publish their work in Team-Based Learning.

For more information, visit the 2023 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

Thank you,
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed, DVM, PhD
Daniel Griffin, PhD
Chair and Co-Chair of the 2023 Program Committee