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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.

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.

More Space Available in TBL Fundamentals Workshops at #TBLC19


The 2019 TBLC Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida is already proving an enormous success! Key Fundamentals workshops like Creating an Effective TBL Module and Fundamental Principles and Practices have been so successful that they have already sold out more than a month before the open of the meeting. To accommodate as many educators ready to earn their “Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL” certificate during their time in Tampa, we have INCREASED the cap on those workshops to 75 people per course! You can now register for all five of those sessions here!

Interested in earning the “Knowledge and Fundamentals of TBL” certificate in Tampa? These are the workshops you’ll need.

Fundamentals Schedule  
Date & TimeWorkshopSpeakers
Thursday, March 14
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBLCaroline Wilson and Liz Winter
Thursday, March 14
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Creating an Effective TBL ModuleJudi Bradetich and Peggy Mohr
Friday, March 15, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application ActivitiesKarla Kubitz and Julie Estis
Friday, March 15
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Effective FacilitationParto Khansari and Ruth Vinall
Saturday, March 16, 2019    8:00 AM – 9:45 AMImplementation of TBL Peer FeedbackSarah Lerchenfeldt, Suzan El Sayed and Gustavo Patino 

Simply complete all five workshops to earn your “Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL” certificate. To apply for that certificate after the meeting, simply fill out an application on our website and you are on your way! Only need one or two Fundamentals workshops to complete your requirements? That’s no problem! Feel free to register for only those workshops you need to finish your coursework. 

Want to register for the meeting but not a TBLC Member yet? No problem! Register for the 2019 TBLC Annual Meetingas a non-member and receive ONE FREE YEAR of membership in the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. Emailsupport@tblcadmin.org for more information.

Steering Committee Nominations Due March 1

It’s time once again to begin thinking about selection of those to serve on the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). This is the governing body that determines the direction of TBLC and all our various programs and activities.

This message is a call to our membership for those who wish to be considered by the Nominating Committee as potential candidates.

The following positions are up for election this year:
President-Elect (2 year term)
Member-At-Large: Health Sciences (3 year term)

Steering Committee meetings are held via conference call every month and additional business may be conducted through e-mail.

If this opportunity to expand your influence in Team-Based Learning while advancing the work of TBLC fits your personal career goals, then I invite you to submit your nomination for either President-Elect or Health Sciences Member-At-Large. Self-nominations are welcomed!

Please submit your nominations on the online form here: https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2019nominations

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. 

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.

TBL Workshop Support Kit

Are you going to be presenting a TBL workshop soon? Let us know!

If you’ll be leading a TBL workshop and you’d like some TBLC materials, please just let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. Please be sure to include:

  • Where the workshop will be held
  • How many attendees you expect
  • When the workshop will be held
  • Your shipping address

We’d be happy to provide you with some A-E cards, TBLC brochures, and TBLC meeting or regional workshop flyers!

Once the workshop is over, we ask that you forward us this sign in sheet that includes attendee’s names, institutions, and email addresses so that we may follow up with them.

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC in Tampa, Florida!

March is just around the corner. Will you be joining us in Tampa? We are pleased to extend your company an invitation to be an exhibitor at the Team-Based Learning Collaborative’s (TBLC) Annual Conference to be held on March 14-16, 2019, at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, FL!

The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented, or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning. Our past Conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.

For more information on exhibiting, please see our exhibitor brochure for pricing and details or please contact the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org or by phone at (304) 208-8011. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Spots Still Available for the FREE TBLC 2019 Preview Webinar

TBLC 19 Banner

There is still availability to view the FREE orientation webinar for the 18th Annual TBLC Meeting on Thursday, January 10. This webinar is your sneak peek into the preconference workshops, keynote speakers and workshops that make the TBLC annual meeting the can’t-miss team-based learning event of the year! Join our panelists, Dr. Peter Balan and Dr. Jennifer Styron in an enriching and engaging look into the upcoming meeting in Tampa, Florida!

Panelists: Peter Balan, University of South Australia MGN School and Jennifer Styron, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Register here for the TBLC webinar at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, January 10 for an hour-long preview of the meeting, including an orientation to the workshops and sessions, speakers and poster presentations that round out our robust conference. Take an in-depth look at the content offered in each workshop as well as the content’s interconnectedness across various disciplines. Peter and Jennifer will show you why the TBLC annual meeting can benefit any educator who wants to meet and interact with others who are serious about developing their knowledge of TBL and why the session offerings are essential for every serious TBL instructor.
We will also have time for a Q&A session where you will have the chance to ask questions about the conference.

Remember to register for the conference and make your hotel arrangements at www.tblcmeeting.org. The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 15 January.

Early Bird Discount Deadline January 15, 2019!

The 2019 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $395/$495 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $475/$575 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

The TBLC attendee room rate is $239 per night at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The special room rate is for the nights of March 14-16, 2019. This special rate will only be available until February 11, 2016.

After February 11, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for TBLC attendees, so be sure to book your hotel before the cut off!

To make your reservations, please call the hotel’s reservation line directly at (800) 468-3571 or visit the hotel’s booking website and use group code TBL.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Florida!