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Save the Date! TBLC 2024 Virtual Forum

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend the 2024 TBLC Virtual Forum on October 11, 2024, where we will explore the theme of Igniting and Building a Community of Practice. This online event, hosted by the TBLC, will offer attendees a chance to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how TBL can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices. You will also enjoy a variety of engaging sessions, including a keynote presentation, interactive TBL-style workshops, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and innovate with us. Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

Reid Proctor and Renée Hayslett Win Best Poster Award at #TBLC24

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Reid Proctor and Renée Hayslett. Their poster abstract was titled “Implementation of Moodle, an Open-Source Solution for Team-Based Learning.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Reid Proctor will receive one year of free membership for winning.

Implementation of Moodle, an Open-Source Solution for Team-Based Learning

Background
In 2018 the Mercer University College of Pharmacy rolled out TBL as a college wide initiative. Conventional TBL uses IF-AT cards to deliver the team-quiz component of the Readiness Assurance Process (RAP). We observed the use of IF-AT cards in various settings and identified that their use could be challenging in a large classroom setting. The need for an electronic platform to reduce the logistical burdens of TBL was identified.

Description
To reduce logistical challenges in the large classroom, which includes distributing and collecting IF-AT cards, time to grade them, and additional personnel needed to facilitate this paper-based process, we implemented an instance of Moodle as a secondary learning management system (LMS), specifically configured to support team activities. Moodle, like the IF-AT cards, supports an answer until correct function along with additional capabilities such as fill-in-the-blank and select all that apply, thus allowing greater flexibility with question types. In addition to supporting the RAP, this instance of Moodle has been used to effectively deliver a variety of application activities. Since the Fall of 2018 we have used this system to support the delivery of over 350 TBL class sessions.

Evaluation
Two classes of students were surveyed to capture perceptions of this novel use of the Moodle system. In addition, system usage data was also collected. Over 94% of the students surveyed, indicated that the Moodle system had worked well for each TBL session. We have delivered 353 successful TBL sessions using Moodle in this way with no technical incidents. A cost analysis of the system reflects an annual cost per student of less than $8.00.

Conclusion
This novel use of Moodle to support TBL has proven to be effective, reliable, and cost friendly. We will continue to develop how we use Moodle in this way.

We would like to thank all the presenters for their submissions. We had a difficult time selecting one winner from an excellent group of posters. Abstracts for the TBLC 2025 Annual Conference will be accepted this September and we encourage you all to submit!

TBLC Practitioners & Trainer-Consultants Class of 2024

We would like to extend our congratulations to 7 individuals who have completed all requirements to become either a TBLC Certified Practitioner or Trainer-Consultant over the last year. The graduates recognized at the TBLC 2024 Conference are:

  • Practitioner
    • Ghazwa Korayem, mentored by Gustavo Patino, certified on April 12, 2023
    • Angel Kaur, mentored by Caroline Wilson,certified on April 26, 2023
    • Diana Langworthy, mentored by Michelle Farland, certified on May 26, 2023
    • Li Yin Song, mentored by Neal Carter,certified on July 31, 2023
    • Aya Ida, mentored by Chris Burns,certified on October 19, 2023
  • Trainer-Consultant
    • Anne-Marie O’Brien, mentored by Annette Burgess,certified on July 27, 2023
    • Ghazwa Korayem, mentored by Will Ofstad, certified on August 2, 2023

Our new Practitioners all took the next step to consolidate their implementation of TBL and enhance their practice with the support of experts in our community. They each successfully evidenced their competency in the core knowledge and activities of an effective TBL educator through a practical process that encourages reflection and development.

The award of Trainer-Consultant is for colleagues who have developed expertise and who are now influencing and supporting the professional practice of others in TBL. It is both a demonstration of their commitment to improving teaching and learning and acknowledgment of their impact in this area.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of those recognized in 2024!

If you would like to explore how our certifications can support your professional development and career aspirations, please get in touch by emailing support@tblcadmin.org or vising the TBLC Certifications page.

Reminder* Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC24 Annual Conference Still Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 23rd annual conference, to be held early March 2024. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. We are still welcoming workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, in-person 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, in-person session. All workshops are allotted 1:45 hours and should be in the TBL format or at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 15, 2023.

As a reminder, the call for Poster & Oral abstracts will be opening in September and will have a deadline of October 15, 2023. If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Don’t Miss This Free Webinar! Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication

There is still time to register for the first in a series of free webinars sponsored by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, focusing on generating research ideas with an aim at getting that scholarly work published. Many who are teaching-focused would like to (or need to) publish papers, but may not have access to research data in a particular discipline. This TBLC Research and Scholarship webinar is the first in a series that features a wide range of research that members have published.

Title: Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication
Presenter: Dr. Peter Balan, OAM
Time: Tuesday, April 23 at 12 PM ESTRegistration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8190296598264358668 We hope you enjoy the first of what will surely be a successful series of webinars all focused on helping you do your best research and scholarship.

#TBLC19 Pre-conference Workshops

TBLC 19

The 2019 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 16, 2019. Thursday, March 14 is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*

Presenters: TBD

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  2. Explain how and why TBL works.
  3. Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module*

Presenters: TBD
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the sequence of steps used for designing a TBL module.
  2. Describe characteristics of effective readiness assurance test questions and application exercise questions.
  3. Construct application exercises that adhere to the ‘4 S’ framework and engage teams in higher-level thinking.
  4. Use backward design to align application exercises with the readiness assurance test and module learning objectives.
*Please note that Fundamental Principle and Practices of TBL and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Effective Mentoring for Educators

Presenters: TBD

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast 3 definitions of mentoring in relation to process and outcomes.
  2. Choose an appropriate mentor or mentee.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a functional mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Assess tangible outcomes of mentoring and evaluate whether the mentor-mentee relationship is accomplishing its purposes.

Research Development Day

Presenters: Peter Balan & Dean Parmelee
The program builds on the very successful Research Development Day in 2018. You will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help you to develop your particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
We recommend that you also register for the Research Development Day Follow-Up on the Saturday of the conference. These two sessions are a “must” for those wishing to develop or improve their understanding of research knowledge and who wish to increase their research output. Detailed information about the Research Development Day at the 2018 Conference is on the TBLC member website (Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship).
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
*Please note that Research Development Day will have an additional fee of $170 each.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2019 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC19 Plenary Speaker Highlight – Dr. Sheila Chauvin!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

The 18th 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, a plenary session and a panel discussion, and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Sheila Chavin: Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at Your School

  
This 90‐minute session will engage participants in an interactive, hands‐on application of concepts and strategies related to leadership and change process and management. Participants will work through a scenario depicting an initiative to establish team‐based learning within a MD degree program. Both small and large group learning activities will be used. By the end of the plenary session, participants will enhance their abilities to facilitate successful change from introduction to adoption to implementation to institutionalization (long‐term, sustainable change).

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Her academic background includes a Ph. D. with Honors in Educational Administration and Supervision (minor: Psychology) from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge; post-graduate and certificate work in educational leadership and supervision at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, a Master of Education with Honors in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in learning disabilities and psychology) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education.


Be sure to register for the 2019 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 14 – 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, USA. 

TBLC Administrative Offices will be closed on November 22 & 23

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on November 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 26, 2018.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2019 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Want to improve TBL in your classroom? Get Certified!

The TBLC now 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.

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.

TBLC 2019 Meeting Registration Now Open!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

Register Here for the Early Bird Discount!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites educators to attend our 18th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-16, 2019 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida, USA.

When: March 14 – 16, 2019
Where: Tampa, Florida, USA

Register Here

Meeting Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshops are scheduled for March 14, 2019. Workshop choices include Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL, Creating an Effective Team-based Learning Module and a workshop focused on Furthering (Developing) Research related to TBL.

The conference itself will take place March 15-16, 2019, and will open with a plenary by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research (Gratis) at School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans. She will be presenting a session on “Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at your School.” Dr. Chauvin’s plenary is sure to be an exciting start to our conference!

The conference includes hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. Workshops are organized according to interest and experience levels, and include the Fundamentals, Innovation, and Research & Scholarship tracks. Participants are encouraged to sign up specifically for workshops in a designated track, or according to topics that interest them. While Fundamentals sessions will provide attendees with the basics of Team-Based Learning and how to do it, Innovation and Research & Scholarship sessions will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or to collect/analyze/publish their data on Team-Based Learning.

Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Please make your hotel reservations online here or by calling the hotel’s reservation line directly at (800) 468-3571. Be sure to use group code TBL to receive the special rate!

For more information, visit the 2019 TBLC Annual Meeting Website

We look forward to seeing you in Tampa in March!