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Engaging Boys: Educational Strategies That Play to Boys’ Strengths

Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT February 11 PST Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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    Howard Hiton, M.S., LPC

Graduate Campus, South Chapel

Boys’ challenges with reading and writing in schools are well documented. 

This two hour workshop will examine the data on how boys are doing in schools, review boys’ unique developmental issues, and share strategies for utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys.  

From an understanding of boys’ communication preferences we will address enlarging the circle of what we consider to be valuable literacy activities, ways to make literacy activities more engaging, and skillfully managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Instructors: Howard Hiton, M.S., LPC

Cost: $30, includes 2 CEUs or PDUs. 

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About the Instructor

Howard Hiton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been providing individual, family, and chemical dependency counseling services since 1987 in settings such as residential treatment for adjudicated boys, middle schools and high schools. He was the recipient of the Oregon Pediatric Society’s 1999 Award for Service to Children and the 2005 Oregon Peacemaker Award of Excellence for his support of youth.

Howard has been in private practice with a passion for boy’s issues since 1995. He has conducted focus groups with boys, facilitated young men’s support groups, led boys’ nights out and spoken to parent and professional audiences across the region on how to best nurture boys. He is the author of Building on Strengths, a report published by Portland Public Schools on improving boys’ school performance and a co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Helping Boys Connect Through Physical Challenge and Strategic Storytelling, a Guidebook for Leading Boys Groups. Howard’s presentation style is consistently evaluated as being warm, engaging, and thought provoking. He is the father of two school aged boys.

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