Jen McVeity, Seven Steps to Writing Success
Seven years ago, Jen McVeity created the Seven Steps in a bid to inspire a love of writing in one million students. Today, she has already exceeded this goal and continues to make a legacy not only creating long-lasting change in literacy results, but also filling classrooms with laughter and enthusiasm for writing.
The company now trains more 6,000 teachers a year throughout Australia and publishes resources on theory and practice to support almost 17,000 teachers through its membership website and printed teaching manuals. Those teachers, in turn, share the Seven Steps with more than 400,000 students every year.
To meet the changing needs of teachers in Australia, McVeity has pioneered a whole new training offering as an alternative to face-to-face training for teachers. The new interactive, high-quality, and high-energy online workshops have allowed teachers to continue their professional development and to improve their students’ writing even in these difficult times. The overwhelming success of the new format means it will endure beyond the current situation, giving even more teachers access to the transformative effect of a Seven Steps workshop.