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Step Up to Writing® can be implemented as a stand-alone or as a supplement to any core language arts program. The best implementations are school-wide, where ELA and content-area teachers use consistent methods and terms, and collaborate to determine student assignments.

Fourth Edition strategies provide options to differentiate instruction, and support for educators is offered every step of the way. 

A Multimedia Professional Support Experience

To support educators in implementing this much more rigorous writing instruction, the Fourth Edition takes a multimedia approach to professional development—ensuring educators receive upfront support for initial implementation, tools for point-of-use ongoing support, and customized ongoing professional development options.

Take a video tour of the online resource site, which provides everything you need to implement Step Up to Writing effectively in one easily accessed location.

Service Packages for Step Up to Writing:

Service Packages

Half Day
1–2 Day Package
3–9 Day Package
10–24 Day Package
25+ Day Package

Other Services

Live Webinars/Virtual Support (unlimited attendees)
Customized Services/Development
Launch Training via Webinar (6 hours)
Public TOT (must meet prerequisite criteria)
Private TOT (must meet prerequisite criteria)

Online Training Step Up to WritingOne hour of online facilitated training is now included with the purchase of Step Up to Writing Fourth Edition!

Voyager Sopris Learning Support Services

Voyager Sopris Learning is committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections to state standards and/or the CCSS. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both.

Complimentary Services:

  • Phone and email support 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday
  • Voyager Sopris Learning Webinar Series with cutting-edge research and instructional topics from the nation’s leading educators and researchers

Ongoing Support

A menu of services is available for districts to customize an ongoing support plan to meet their needs. Implementation support includes but is not limited to:

  • Lesson modeling
  • Curriculum review
  • Data analysis
  • Implementation planning
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Data and instructional decisions
  • Differentiation coaching
  • Principal/coach meetings
  • Grade-level meetings
  • Side-by-side coaching
  • Classroom visits
  • VPORT coaching
  • Assessment support
  • Student grouping
  • Small-group instruction
  • Goal setting/action plans
  • Customization of PD materials
  • Virtual support: webinars,  conference calls, etc.

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Implementation Options Adapt to Specific School and District Needs

Step Up to Writing can be implemented in a single classroom, or across a school or district. The more schools that implement, the more powerful the strategies become, supporting both vertical alignment across grade levels and horizontal alignment across content areas.

High Benefit

Classroom

  • Clear writing strategies for all students in a class
  • Clear writing methods for teachers

Higher Benefit

School

  • Common writing language across all classrooms and content areas within a school
  • Easy movement from grade to grade within a school
  • Clear writing strategies for all students in a class
  • Clear writing methods for teachers

Highest Benefit

District

  • Common expectations and vertical alignment
  • Easy for students to transfer from school to school
  • Common writing language within a district
  • Common writing language across all classrooms and content areas within a school
  • Easy movement from grade to grade within a school
  • Clear writing strategies for all students in a class
  • Clear writing methods for teachers

Questions about Step Up to Writing?

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