Suzanne Klein to Present Tools for Common Core Writing Success at MEMSPA Conference

Suzanne Klein, founder and CEO of WriteSteps, will present “Ready, Test, Score! Essential Tools for Common Core Writing Success” at the 2012 Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Conference.
Dec. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Grandville, MI --Suzanne Klein, founder and CEO of WriteSteps, a research-based, award-winning, 100% K-5 Common Core writing and grammar program, is returning to her roots in Michigan to present “Ready, Test, Score! Essential Tools for Common Core Writing Success” at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Conference on December 6.

On Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m. in the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center, Klein will lead workshop participants in exploring how to effectively implement the Common Core writing standards in order to prepare for the 2014/2015 writing test.

Participants will receive the tools needed to support their teachers’ focus on developing strong Common Core writing instruction in classrooms. Principals will leave the workshop ready to implement effective Common Core strategies in writing and will take home practical tools for their teachers to use.

Klein, a former K-5 teacher and writing coach, speaks nationally on best practices in Common Core writing instruction. WriteSteps provides professional development and teacher-friendly lessons that include video demonstrations that focus on the widely-adopted Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar.

WriteSteps is a corporate sponsor of the 2012 MEMSPA exhibit show and will have an exhibit set up from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A one year subscription of WriteSteps has been donated to MEMSPA. One lucky winner will receive the year-long subscription by purchasing raffle tickets. Raffle award winners will be announced during the exhibit show.

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, 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.


In 2007, WriteSteps Founder and CEO Suzanne Klein committed herself to creating teacher-friendly writing lessons after her school decided to prioritize writing due to low student outcomes. The writing program she developed - WriteSteps - was so successful in raising test scores and student confidence that the company expanded its scope to refocus instruction on the Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar. Its Common Core release won a "Best of Entrepreneurs" Award from Ann Arbor SPARK in 2010 and launched nationwide in September, 2011. WriteSteps is the recipient of Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award. For complete information, e-Newsletters, and the WriteSteps blog, please go to


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