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Continuing Education

[Online] Disrupting the Cycle of Toxic Masculinity

Date: 4:30pm - 7:30pm PDT April 9 Location: Online


In this course for educators, participants will analyze the effects of toxic masculinity and how they play out in our classrooms, communities, and lives.

Through personal narratives and critical analysis, participants will reflect on the artifacts, people, and moments that defined “masculinity” for them and examine how those definitions manifest themselves in our work. Participants will then create lessons that help disrupt the cycle of toxic masculinity present in our society.

Together, we will create a definition for Toxic Masculinity Education, based on the workshops, lectures, and discussions within the class.

Each participant will develop a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during sessions, and will return to their classrooms with strategies to combat toxic masculinity.

  • The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers. 


Course Information & Registration

Dates: Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jayme Causey, MEd, and Chris Kelly, MAT

Graduate Continuing Education credit: CEED 839, 1 semester hour, $350
Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Noncredit: $250. Includes 15 PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

Noncredit Online Registration

For more information, or to register for credit, contact Kelly Novahom at 503-768-6155 or .


About the Instructors

Jayme Causey, MEd, is in his third year of teaching and currently teaches Freshmen English and College Writing at Jefferson High School. Jayme, an Oregon Writing Project coach, enjoys seeing the growth of students from their freshman to senior years, both in their writing and as humans in general. His passion for writing and its potential for re-examining the world are the driving force of his work, professionally and personally. 

Chris Kelly, MAT, teaches English at David Douglas High School. Most of his free time is filled with coaching and a career in the Oregon Army National Guard. He leads a club of young men on campus called My Brother’s Keeper, a peer mentoring and support network. He is passionate about injecting Hip-Hop into the traditional high school curriculum and providing an environment where all students feel their voices are valued.