OPID’s Annual Spring Conference on Zoom

Conference speakers

Our 2022 Conference plenary speakers are seasoned educators who have, over time, put into practice theories and concepts of teaching that challenge and disrupt traditional hierarchies of education for the good of all students. We welcome their expertise at our conference.

Teaching & Learning Science in the 21st Century


Nobel Laureate in Physics
Professor of Physics, and Education
Stanford University

Friday, April 22nd
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Plenary Talk
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Fireside Chat



Professor Emerita of Education
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday, April 29th
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Plenary Talk
Signature Programs Committee

Chair, Sylvia Tiala (UW-Stout); MembersVerda Blythe (UW-Madison), Abhimanyu Goush (UW-Stout), Veronica Justen (UW-River Falls), Bryan Kopp (UW-La Crosse), Mary-Beth Leibham (UW-Eau Claire), Heather Pelzel (UW-Whitewater), Erin Speetzen (UW-Stevens Point), Jamie White-Farnham (UW-Superior).


Fay Yokomizo Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development, fakindes@uwsa.edu or 608-263-2684.

2022 Spring Conference

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2021 Speaker Videos

Promoting Equity in Student Mental Health: Considerations and Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Cirleen DeBlaere, Ph.D. & Dr. Jesse Owen, Ph.D.

Equity-Minded Wellness | Session I

Equity-Minded Wellness | Session II


What Does it Mean to Teach for Equity?

Stephen Brookfield, PhD


All Plenary Sessions

How Our Students Learn: Lessons from the Pandemic JOSHUA R. EYLER, PH.D.

Inclusive Pedagogy - Online & In-Person KELLY HOGAN, PH.D. AND VIJI SATHY, PH.D.

The Joys of MeSearch: Courage, Struggle, & Resistance KARSONYA “KAYE” WISE WHITEHEAD, PH.D.

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