Leading for Change: Effective Professional Development Strategies for School Psychologists

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics of effective professional learning by focusing on best practice and evidence-based strategies.
  2. consider responsive strategies and ways to address difficult topics, staff mental health and wellness, and equity issues within professional development.
  3. examine technological tools and resources to support engagement and learning in virtual and in-person professional development.


Asked to lead another professional development session? Not sure if your professional development is making an impact? Leading and facilitating effective and engaging professional learning for school staff and families can be challenging. By focusing on best practices and evidence-based strategies, participants in this session will gain an understanding of the characteristics of effective professional development. Addressing difficult topics, supporting staff mental health and well-being, and the integration of technology will also be modeled and discussed.



Amanda L. Kidwell, Wayland Academy
Wendy S. Johnson, Private Practice
Sarah E. Harebo, Kaleidal Solutions, LLC


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