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NISE Network TBI Guide

MSPES Supplement to the NISE Network TBI Guide

TBI Videos - These videos detail the steps of the TBI process and can be used as training tools for TBI.

Human Subjects Training - Everyone involved with TBI data collection or analysis must complete this free, 1-2 hour course.

TBI / Activity Development Meetings

We will be holding weekly TBI/Activity Development meetings on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 PM ET / 1:00-2:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
to provide guidance and training about the Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) process as well as serve as check-ins for you about the activity development process, offering the chance to discuss progress and questions with other developers. Therefore, it is important for everyone who will be involved in data collection or analysis of TBI data to attend these meetings. The meetings will take place on the following dates in the lead up to our February 13 meeting in San Jose:

For the meeting, we will be using Adobe Connect. To join the meeting:

Homework to complete before the January 14 call:

Homework to complete before the January 21 call:

If you are unfamiliar with the You Decide Game, here's some background information:

Homework to complete before the January 28 call:

  • Modify your TBI questions based on our discussions from the January 21 call;
  • Fill out the Questions Worksheet for at least two of your most important TBI questions making sure that your activity goals are included at the top of the document; and
  • Upload your completed worksheet to the MSPES TBI Homework wiki page ( under your institution’s name by Tuesday, January 27 at 3:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM PT.

Homework to complete before the February 4 call:

Expert / Peer and Visitor Feedback Reflection Meetings

For the remainder of the TBI process, you will be working with your individual TBI mentors. The mentors for each organization are the following:

Liz Kollmann
Katie Todd
Sarah Cohn
Arizona Science Center
The Franklin Institute
Lawrence Hall of Science
Chabot Space and Science Center
Museum of Science
New York Hall of Science
Children's Museum of Houston
Pacific Science Center
Museum of Life and Science
Science Museum of Minnesota

To help aid you through the remainder of the TBI process including using peer feedback and visitor feedback to improve your activities, we have created worksheets to fill out:

You should also complete the following homework:

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