Creating an active and engaging reading workshop is one way to support students as they become independent and successful readers. Through modeling and coaching, student readers learn how to use strategies and deepen their thinking. Too many students, however, rely too heavily on teacher modeling and become narrowly focused on reading levels and assignments. Many students enter our classrooms with a fixed mindset about their ability as readers and need our intentional teaching to help them shift toward a growth mindset. In this workshop, teachers and instructional leaders will learn how to use a reading workshop framework to foster growth mindsets in their students so that they see the value of struggle, effort, and feedback in helping them grow. This will be a practical day, based on the research on mindset, filled with teaching moves, classroom video examples, and tools that participants can go back and use right away in their reading classrooms.

This seminar runs from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza White Plains - Downtown.


Participants will be able to:
• Apply specific strategies for making reading workshop successful across different types of classroom settings "
• Discover four teacher moves that support a growth mindset
• Develop an understanding of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them when it comes to reading independence and growth
• Learn tips for how to use mini-lessons, conferences, and small group lessons to foster growth mindsets
• Develop a plan for how to implement these strategies in their own classrooms and schools


This seminar is applicable for for K-8 teachers, reading and writing teachers, instructional coaches, special educators, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and leaders at the school or district level.




Gravity Goldberg, EdD, is an educational consultant who specializes in student- centered literacy practices, building independence, and instructional decision-making. Her work ranges from demonstrating lessons and leading workshops to developing curriculum and customizing professional development programs. Dr. Goldberg was a former staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and an assistant professor of education at Iona College where she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching honor. She is author of Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge (2015) and co-author of the series What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? (2017) and Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (2007).