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Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium

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
Location: Online
2021 Symposium Theme: Fostering Student Engagement in Learning Communities
Register: Click here to register (Registrants will receive an e-mail with instructions for joining sessions.)

Keynote Speaker

Tonya MatthewsDr. Tonya M. Matthews is a thought-leader in institutionalized equity and inclusion frameworks, social entrepreneurship, and the intersectionality of formal and informal education.  

Dr. Matthews is currently Chief Executive Officer of the International African American Museum (IAAM) located in Charleston, SC. at the historically sacred site of Gadsden’s Wharf. IAAM is a champion of authentic, empathetic storytelling of American history and thus, one of the nation’s newest platforms for the disruption of institutionalized racism as America continues the walk toward “a more perfect union.”

Most recently, she served as Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development & Director of the STEM Innovation Learning Center for Wayne State University and, prior to that, as the President & CEO of the Michigan Science Center, where she founded The STEMinista Project, a movement to engage girls in their future with STEM careers and tools.

Dr. Matthews is a published poet, included in 100 Best African-American Poems (2010) edited by Nikki Giovanni, and has written several articles and book chapters on inclusive governance, non-profit management, and fundraising.

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, alongside a certificate in African/African-American Studies. She is a member of Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. Dr. Matthews a native of Washington, D.C. and, in each community she has settled, is known for planting roots on the side of town best for keeping an eye on progress.


09:00 – 09:15 AM Opening Remarks

Presented by:
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

09:15 – 10:15 AM Keynote Address: “ENGAGE: Crafting J.E.D.I. Warrior Learning Community Strategies in the Age of Technology”

Presented by:
Dr. Tonya Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, International African American Museum

10:15 – 10:30 AM DELTA Highlights and Remarks

Presented by:
Dr. Stephen Gange, Executive Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:45 – 11:30 AM Session Block I (Breakouts)

Option 1: Open Case Studies: An Experiential Lesson Guide Delivery Platform [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Carrie Wright, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michael Breshock, BS, Whiting School of Engineering
Qier Meng, BS, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Other contributors:
Stephanie Hicks, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health
John Muschelli, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Margaret Taub, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Leah Jager, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Option 2: Broadening the message: Making videos more usable at Johns Hopkins University and beyond [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Jeff Day, M.D., M.A., School of Medicine
Bonnielin Swenor, M.P.H., Ph.D., School of Medicine
Donna Schnupp, M.A., School of Education
Valerie Hartman, M.S., Peabody Institute
Genevive Bjorn, M.Ed., School of Education

Option 3: Quest2Learn: A Gamification and Augmented Reality Approach to Advance Education for online and in person lab sciences

Presented by:
Siddharth Ananth, Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Rahul Swaminathan, Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Shannon Wongvibulsin, MD-PhD candidate, School of Medicine
Sangmin Woo, Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Chinat Yu, Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Jeffery Zhou, Undergraduate, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Option 4: Finding Pearls in the Mud: Unexpected Wins Arising from Virtual Delivery of the Medical School Curriculum During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by:
Sara Burns, MALS, School of Medicine
Robert Kearns, MS, School of Medicine
Lindsay Ledebur, MA, School of Medicine

11:45 – 12:30 PM Session Block II (Breakouts)

Option 1: Facilitating Lateral Communication: Students Share Writings with SharePoint

Presented by:
Marta Hanson, PhD, School of Medicine/Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Reid Sczerba, MA, Center for Educational Resources

Option 2: The application of teleophthalmology in the diagnosis of ophthalmic emergencies among trainees: a pilot study [DELTA Grant 2019]

Presented by:
Fasika Woreta, MD, MPH, School of Medicine

Option 3: Deconstructing Healthcare Silos: Interprofessional Education Using Multiplayer Virtual Simulation and Virtual Reality for Medical & Nursing Trainees [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Kristen M. Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN Assistant Professor & Advanced Practice Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing
Shawna Mudd, DNP, CRNP, CNE Associate Professor Coordinator, DNP Dual Pediatric Primary/Acute Care NP and Acute Care PNP Certificate Programs, School of Nursing
Nicole Shilkofski, MD, MeD Endowed Professor Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Julianne S Perretta MSEd, RRT-NPS, CHSE-A Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine; Director of Education and Innovation, Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center

Option 4: Socratic Artificial Intelligence Learning (SAIL): A Virtual Study Assistant for Educating Medical Professionals [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Tuo Peter Li, MD, PhD, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics

12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:45 PM Session III (Breakouts)

Option 1: Engaging Students with MS Teams: 3 Case Studies from Lab Courses

Presented by:
Eileen Haase, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Jamie Young, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Rebecca Pearlman, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Option 2: Future of Storytelling: 360 Video and the Case for Quality

Presented by:
David Toia, M.A. Video Production Supervisor, JHSPH Center for Teaching and Learning
Amy Pinkerton, M.A. Instructional Designer, JHSPH Center for Teaching and Learning

Option 3: Mixed Reality Headsets in Teaching Laboratory Courses: Changing the Pedagogy through Remote Collaboration and Experimentation [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Sakul Ratanalert, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Orla Wilson, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Meredith Safford, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Patty McGuiggan, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Luo Gu, PhD, Whiting School of Engineering
Robert Leheny, PhD, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Option 4: Improving Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Care via Augmented Reality [DELTA Grant]

Presented by:
Keith Kleinman, MD, School of Medicine
Justin M Jeffers, MD MEHP, School of Medicine
Therese Canares, MD, School of Medicine

Option 5: Turning Zoombies into Students: Encouraging Community and Engagement in the Virtual University

Presented by:
Daniel H. Foster, PhD, Peabody Institute

2:00 – 3:00 PM Student Panel & Closing Remarks

Student Perspectives on Student Engagement

Jonathan Suen, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing

Melanie Bolden, Doctoral Student, MPH, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Lara Villanueva, Undergraduate student, Peabody Institute
Halle Teart, Undergraduate student, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Mathison Hall, Masters student, Whiting School of Engineering

Past DELTA Events

2020 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium
2019 Provost’s Teaching with Technology DELTA Showcase


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