2016 TBLC Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group dedicated to supporting educators and trainers from a variety of educational & professional development settings that have implemented or wish to implement team-based learning (TBL). Our recent conferences have included educators from a broad range of backgrounds, including medical education, other health-related disciplines, business and social science disciplines, graduate and undergraduate education, professional schools, and K-12 education. We have benefited from everyone’s experience and wisdom as we strive to share teaching resources, mentor one another, and promote the dissemination, evaluation, and scholarship of team-based learning.

We invite you to the 15th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 3-5, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with pre-meeting workshops on March 3, 2016.

You are invited to submit poster abstracts on any topics relevant to team-based learning. We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks.

Tracks include the following:

Fundamentals track – for novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include a workshop on facilitation techniques, or “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations track – for those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or a workshop titled “How to start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship track – for those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a workshop entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or it could be an oral presentation in which you present research that you have done such as “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum”.

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit your abstract.

Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile.

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2015.

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Albuquerque in 2016!

Sincerely yours,

Tatyana Pashnyak & Maria Sheakley
Program Chairs, TBLC Conference 2016