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#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

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.

Register Now: The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to:

  • Find out how to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment
  • Learn about widely available and budget-friendly technology
  • See examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules
  • Benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online

Register now for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Zoom workshop! 

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

Comments from past participants:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the instructors was exceptional
  • World-class expertise in the room – great sharing of best practice
  • I loved the opportunity to interact with the content and to discuss it with my workshop team
  • Thank you for the resource list
  • Extremely well organized
  • Showed how to use the technology by having us use it
  • WOW, that was really powerful!

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

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.

Registration Now Open for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment?
Are you looking for widely available and budget-friendly technology?
Do you want examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules?

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online at their upcoming virtual workshop.

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Session presented via Zoom.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Faculty Instructors: Michele Clark, Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Annetta Dolowitz & Liz Winter

Click here for more information

This workshop is designed for existing TBL™ practitioners to support the implementation of high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We will address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. Suitability of a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems will be appraised.

Please note that attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Register now!

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
 
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:

  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held

Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

Archive Available for the Free Webinar Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum

In our third free webinar this year, presenters Ruth Levine, Dawnelle Schatte and Lindsey Persher discussed their experiences with creating a common curriculum through collaboration with multiple institutions. They presented their findings regarding the impact of Team-Based Learning as pedagogy, as well as the challenges and gains of collaborating with faculty from other institutions.

Want to watch the webinar again? Did you miss it the first time around? Don’t worry! Find the link to the archive to this session, and our previous sessions, below:

Title: Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum
Presenters: Dawnelle Schatte, Lindsey Pershern and Amanda Emke
Time: Tuesday, October 1 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/363637813

Title: Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success
Presenter: Dr. Kristin Janke
Time: Tuesday, September 3 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/358063240

Title: Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication
Presenter: Dr. Peter Balan, OAM
Time: Tuesday, April 23 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/332298888

Stay tuned for a new webinar each month. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

Would you like to have a TBL Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

 

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:
  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held
Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

TBLC Featured Resource Bad Blends: An Introduction to Pharmacology

Title: Bad Blends: An Introduction to Pharmacology
Authors: Sarah Lerchenfeldt and Rodney Nyland
Affiliations: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Resources available with this module: Readings, iRAT, application exercise and facilitator guide
Context: Biomedical Sciences Summer Program
The Bad Blends TBL was created for biomedical science high school summer programs. It has been used for three years and was completed in two different settings. In one setting, it was delivered in two ninety-minute sessions over a two-week period. In was also delivered as one two-hour session. The first session included an introduction to basic pharmacology. The second session was the actual TBL activity. In both cases there were 25-30 students split into 5-6 teams. The intent was to introduce students to the TBL instructional strategy, as well encourage their interest and curiosity in health sciences. 

Required Reading
The preparatory material (attached) is a content outline that contains necessary information that the students must know about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The handout provides all necessary information to answer the RAT questions. The PowerPoint slides that review pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics can also be used as part of the preparatory material. 

Version 1
If the opportunity for two separate sessions is provided, the students will have more time to research concepts and digest the material before taking part in the TBL. It also allows for additional information that students have found interesting (examples of computational modeling for drug design). 

Version 2
If the opportunity for one session is provided, the students will not have time to research concepts, although an introduction to basic pharmacology can still be provided.

Objectives

  • Explain how the body affects drugs (pharmacokinetics).
  • Explain how drugs affect the body (pharmacodynamics).
  • Evaluate potential drug-drug and drug-food interactions and their likely effect on the body.
  • Formulate recommendations for patients in which there is a concern for drug-drug or drug-food interactions.
  • Participate in the TBL activity in a professional and respect manner.

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit theResource Portal.

Call for Members in the News Submissions – Deadline February 6

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in February. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other.

We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!

Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!

Deadline:February 6, 2019

TBLC Featured Resource Lecture-Free Classroom Sessions

Title: Lecture-Free Classroom Sessions
Authors: Peter Balan, OAM, PhD
Affiliations: University of South Australia, Australia
Resources available with this module: Module User Manual, Excel spreadsheet for compiling evaluations of this teaching method, Implementing Class Tests PowerPoint Slides, Implementing Class Tests Slides (PDF Version)
Context: Entrepreneurship, creativity and commercialisation, but it can be applied in any discipline
This manual describes the way

that you can conduct classroom sessions that follow the classroom iRAT and tRAT tests. In other words, this approach is used in the classroom time that is normally used for “mini-lectures” and application exercises. This approach replaces the “mini-lecture” in a way that is based on the TBL principles and allows the whole classroom period to be conducted in a way that is faithful to these principles. 


Objectives
For the educator, this method provides:

  • A simple and flexible method for implementing a consistent TBL approach in the classroom in sessions for which students cannot reasonably pre-learn course content;
  • A delivery method that to a large extent removes time constraints. It allows the educator to spend time on sessions that require more attention, while being able to condense sessions where it is clear that students have come to grips with the content and its application.

For the student, this method provides:

  • A student-based learning approach that helps students to learn course content in a collaborative learning environment
  • Team activities that support and reinforce the development of good teamwork practice
    experience in speaking to a large group, where each student in a team contributes at the classroom level by reporting the deliberations of the team

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit theResource Portal.