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Parent Workshop to Help Boys Succeed Academically

Release Date: 9/15/2009 10:52:04 AM

A parent workshop on raising good sons, A Brain-Based Approach to Academic Success for Boys, will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Century High School. The workshop is for parents of boys in Pre-K through middle school at Linton Springs, Piney Ridge, Eldersburg, Carrolltowne, Parr’s Ridge, Mt. Airy, and Freedom Elementary Schools, as well as Sykesville, Oklahoma Road and Mt. Airy Middle Schools.
 
A pioneering view of male development will be presented at this workshop, focusing on the often imperceptible neurobiological diversity between girls and boys. Up-to-date and accessible scientific research on neurological development, brain science, hormonal and chemical gender disparities, and their effects on behavior and learning will be discussed.
 
The workshop will be presented by Joe Manthey, a California-based educational consultant and workshop presenter. Manthey has been a K-12 public school teacher, juvenile hall counselor, and a seminar leader, panelist, guest speaker, writer and consultant on a host of men’s and boys’ issues. He also is a founding board member of The Boys’ Project.
 
In addition to the parent workshop, Manthey will provide professional development for teachers at Linton Springs and Piney Ridge Elementary Schools on Friday, September 18. He will focus on teaching boys for academic success.
 
The Board of Education of Carroll County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities, 410-751-3177. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed.

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