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.
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).