WriteSteps Founder to Present 7 Keys to Common Core Writing at Missouri Principals Conference

Ann Arbor, MI  (PRBuzz.com) March 7, 2012 — Suzanne Klein, the founder and CEO of WriteSteps, an innovative K-5 writing program, will describe the keys to successful Common Core writing instruction at the annual conference of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) next week. Klein, a former K-5 teacher and national writing coach, speaks nationally on best practices in Common Core writing instruction. WriteSteps provides professional development and teacher-friendly lessons that include video demonstrations and focus on the widely-adopted Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar.

Klein will make her presentation on Monday, March 12 at 1:20 p.m. She will lead workshop participants in exploring best practices including the writer’s workshop model and the use of graphic organizers to help students plan their writing. Emphasizing research on writing pedagogy, she will describe how targeted writing instruction with a consistent approach utilizing best practices across the grades maximizes student learning.

Workshop participants will learn practical strategies that raise student test scores by creating a high-success atmosphere and improving the skills and confidence of all kinds of learners. They will take home practical tools for their teachers to use in their classrooms.

Klein has extensive training in writing pedagogy best practices, including writer’s workshop and 6 Traits. She holds a master of arts degree in teaching, is a National Writing Project fellow, and draws inspiration from educators such as Ralph Fletcher, Barry Lane, Lucy Calkins, Katie Wood Ray, and John Collins. She has worked as a writing coach for thousands of teachers at the district level and at national workshops for the Bureau of Education Research.

Klein will also present at the National Association of Elementary School Principals annual conference in Seattle on March 24.

The MAESP conference, which runs March 10-13, will be held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO. The theme for the event is “Power of One – Strength of Many.”

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