Understanding and Supporting Gender Diverse Students



Keynote:  Todd 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 former president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Savage earned his doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and prior to his current position at UWRF, he was on faculty in the school psychology program at New Mexico State University. Dr. Savage’s scholarly research interests include LGBTQ+ issues in education with an emphasis in gender diversity; culturally-responsive practice; social justice matters; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention.

The purpose of this session is to provide participants with increased awareness and knowledge about gender diversity and schools, family matters about raising a transgender child, and navigating the education system. Finally, specific strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students will be highlighted. The session will take place in the MSVU Multipurpose Room and will be limited to 260 attendees.




Rosaria Centre
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Limited  parking available - please carpool from home or hotel

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Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Conference Registration
Lunch tickets available to be purchased at MSVU
9:00 a.m.  -  10:30 a.m. Presentation
10:30 a.m.  -  10:45 a.m.  Nutrition Break
10:45 a.m.  -  12:00 noon Presentation 
12:00 noon  -  1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Presentation
3:00 p.m. PISA AGM

Registration Details:

  • Fees:  $100.00* (NSTU Member - includes membership fee) 
    $80.00* (Retirees, Substitutes & Students)
  • Registrar:  Natasha Yorke-Phillip  pisaconference@nstu.ca

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. III.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

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