The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!
Workshops being offered on Sunday, March 15 include:
Research Development Day
In this course, attendees will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help attendees in the development of a particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom*
Presenter: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh
Effective facilitation is an integral component of the successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity that 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 that instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.
Problem-Solving Barriers to TBL Delivery: Diving into the Gray Literature
Presenter: Will Ofstad – California Health Sciences University
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to engage in self-directed problem solving for improved TBL delivery:
- Identify: define common barriers, articulate assumptions, and delineate knowledge gaps.
- Structure: classify barriers by context and instructional phase; break down and prioritize sub-problems.
- Solutions: research prior knowledge; generate, reuse, and/or integrate possible solutions and limitations; assess against a quality learning environment criteria.
- Improve: validate implantation; solicit peer review and reflect; generalize to other problems; reproduce and disseminate if novel.
Digging Deeper into Different Types of Mentoring Relationships, How to Make them Work for YOU
Presenter: Jody Takemoto – California Health Sciences University
Christopher Burns – California Health Sciences University
In our everyday lives, we play various mentoring types of roles in our student’s and colleagues’ lives. Having these types of effective relationships is important for both professional and personal growth. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to differentiate the role of mentees, mentors, coaches, sponsors, and connectors and deploy acquired tools to make these relationships effective for them.
Peer Evaluation and Team Development*
Presenter: Michelle Farland – University of Florida
Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
The objectives of this workshop include:
- Review the key components of a PF system in TBL.
- Present best practices for PF implementation for various educational settings.
- Promote participants to design a PF system that fits the needs and characteristics of their own institutions.
- Promote the development of partnerships among TBLC members for future collaboration on PF research.
*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.