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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
Call for Session Proposals: Click here to submit

Keynote Speaker

Tonya Matthews

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.

Call for Session Proposals

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.

Theme: Fostering Student Engagement in Learning Communities

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 Format

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.

Submission Instructions

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:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 100 words)
  • Description of presentation (up to 300 words). Breakout session descriptions should describe how the presenters will engage participants.
  • Presenter names and bios
  • Primary contact name
  • Primary contact email
  • Primary contact phone

Selection Criteria

The program committee, which is composed of representatives from various schools and teaching and learning centers, will assess submissions on the following criteria:

  • Contribution: the extent to which the submission provides timely and relevant insight into the enhancement of teaching and learning, especially fostering student engagement in learning communities.
  • Applicability: the extent to which attendees will be able to apply your findings to their own work.
  • Alignment with symposium goals: the extent to which the format of your presentation will provoke conversation, spark new thinking, advance the ongoing pursuit of teaching excellence, and foster student engagement.

Past DELTA Events

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

 

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