Professional Development Workshop Series Presents:
Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students
The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with increased awareness and knowledge about gender diversity and schools; family matters about raising a transgender child and navigating the education system in this regard will also be presented. Finally, specific strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students will be highlighted. Learning will be supported through direct instruction, discussion, video presentation, and resources that can be employed to facilitate these processes.
Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF); he is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Savage’s scholarly research interests include culturally-responsive practice; social justice; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in education; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention. To date, he has facilitated or co-facilitated over 100 professional development sessions for school and mental health personnel related to gender diversity.