March 5, 2013
-- Denise Dusseau, curriculum creator for WriteSteps, will present success strategies for Common Core writing to educators at the 20th annual California Charter Schools Conference and Anniversary Celebration in San Diego, CA. WriteSteps (http://WriteStepsWriting.com)
is a research-based, award-winning, digital and print, 100% K-5 Common Core writing and grammar program.
On March 12 at 3:45 p.m., Dusseau will present Ready, Test, Score! Essential Tools for Common Core Writing Success to teachers and administrators. She will explore effective ways teachers can build strong Common Core writer's workshop through the use of authentic student writing samples, planning tools, and student conferencing. Educators in attendance will take home techniques they can put to immediate use in their classrooms. The session will be held at Exhibit Hall EFG, Poster 6.
Dusseau holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, has served as a K-5 writing coach, and created the lessons for WriteSteps Common Core lessons. She is also an adjunct writing professor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL.
The mission of the California Charter Schools Conference is to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California. The annual event connects charter school experts from across the country who lead sessions on balancing your budget, obtaining a new facility, creating a safe school environment, building a productive and excellent board and how to strongly advocate for you school on the local, state and federal level.
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 http://WriteStepsWriting.com