Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students


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Event Description

The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with increased awareness and knowledge about transgender and gender diversity, in general; gaining insight into specific school experiences of transgender and gender diverse students; and considering strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students in their work in education and other settings. Learning will be supported through direct instruction and videos to support webinar content.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To enhance participant's awareness of gender identity and gender diversity matters in schools from multiple perspectives.
  2. To enrich the participant's knowledge base or to assist the participant in beginning to construct a knowledge base regarding gender diversity.
  3. To highlight strategies participants can employ to support transgender, and gender diverse students.



Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP

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 matters; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) issues in education; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention.

October 23, 2023
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