Gravity Goldberg: Supporting Truly Independent K-8 Readers

Gravity Goldberg – Supporting Truly Independent K-8 Readers

DATE:  October 3, 2018

TIME:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LOCATION:  Asheville Event Center

REGISTRATION FEE:  $75 Non-Refundable

It’s time to develop clear, incisive pictures of student readers who are self-directed, passionate, and working with a full sense of agency. In this session, Gravity Goldberg applies the work of Dweck, Hattie, and Johnston to help you put a strong plan in place for cultivating independence in students’ reading processes. Goldberg reveals how we can use her framework from Mindsets and Moves called the 4Ms to lean on. When you are a miner, a mirror, a model, and a mentor–you are taking on roles that bring about students’ agency, responsibility, and authority as readers.              

Dr. Gravity Goldberg is a national consultant and author who partners with districts to support meaningful learning opportunities for teachers and students. She specializes in student-centered literacy practices, building independence, and instructional decision-making. Gravity’s 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 (Corwin, 2015) and co-author of the What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? series (Corwin, 2017) and Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (Heinemann, 2007). She blogs at and she can be reached at and @drgravityg. If you have questions, contact April Spencer at or 828.774.5681, ext. 20.