Team-Based Learning (TBL 101) – Using a Flipped Classroom to Engage Learners in Problem Solving & Decision Making – January 28, 2015

McCormackHave you ever wondered how to go about “flipping” your classroom?  Are you ready to incorporate more active learning methods into your teaching style?  If the answer is “Yes”, consider trying Team-Based LearningTM.  TBL is a structured small group active learning method that motivates students through a readiness assurance process to come to class prepared, teaches team skills via experience, and most importantly focuses classroom time on higher order skills such as problem solving and decision making.  This “TBL 101” workshop will be a great introduction to TBL, and will be conducted in the TBL format.  Participants will prepare ahead, take a readiness assurance test, and then engage actively with their assigned team members.  The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module will be emphasized.  Please read “TBL_Workshop_Prereading (PDF)” before the workshop, which is available online at  By the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

1) Explain the key components of a successful TBL module.

2) Outline how they would construct a TBL module from a set of objectives.

3) Describe how they might convert a course/lecture they already teach into a TBL module.

4) Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

* Please note: Due to the interactive aspects of this workshop, in-person attendance is strongly suggested.