A day of presentations, demonstrations, and networking opportunities devoted to the exploration of teaching innovation at Johns Hopkins University, including the work of DELTA grant recipients. The symposium is intended to provoke conversation, spark new thinking, and advance the ongoing pursuit of teaching excellence.
Date: May 4, 2021, 9:00-3:00
2021 Symposium Theme: Fostering Student Engagement in Learning Communities
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Call for Session Proposals: Click here to submit
Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D. is Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development and Director of the STEM Learning Innovation Center at Wayne State University (WSU). In this role, Dr. Matthews is part of the WSU leadership team setting a vision to address the challenge of an inclusive STEM student success pipeline and pathway from “preK-to-Gray.” Matthews is responsible for implementing the vision of the STEM Innovation Learning Center as an interdisciplinary learning center for WSU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a hub for WSU K-12 outreach.
Dr. Matthews received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and her B.S.E. in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. Matthews is a board member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education. Nominated under both Democratic and Republican administrations, she is currently serving her second term on the National Assessment Governing Board as its Vice-Chair. Additionally, Matthews was recently appointed to the Michigan STEM Advisory Council by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
In addition to showcasing the work of the DELTA Grant recipients, the 2021 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium will also feature opportunities for attendees to learn from others at Johns Hopkins about educational innovations in pedagogy, methods, collaborations, implementations, and solutions to common challenges. We welcome presentation submissions highlighting innovative applications of technology to enhance the teaching and learning enterprise at Johns Hopkins University. The ideal submission should provoke conversation, spark new thinking, and advance the ongoing pursuit of teaching excellence.
Presenting at the Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium gives you the opportunity to share your innovation with a network of your Johns Hopkins colleagues who are both committed to outstanding teaching and curious about new solutions to ongoing challenges.
This year, we are especially interested in proposals that showcase the conference theme: fostering student engagement in learning communities. Learning communities are broadly defined to include for-credit classes, co-curricular experiences, informal learning opportunities, or activities that engage students with communities beyond Johns Hopkins. As we adapted to pandemic conditions over the past year, many students struggled with feeling disengaged from their classmates, their instructors, and the broader JHU community. Please consider submitting a proposal to share strategies and tools that you use to foster high levels of student engagement.
Presentation sessions are 45 minutes long. Please plan to present for about 30 minutes and leave 15 minutes for Q&A or some other interactive activity.
Submit your proposal by completing the DELTA Symposium Proposal Submission Form by March 15, 2021. Submission is limited to Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, and students.
Your submission should include:
The program committee, which is composed of representatives from various schools and teaching and learning centers, will assess submissions on the following criteria: