Wed, Jun 10 | Online Webinar

Developing Readers Who Choose To Read

Online Webinar
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Time & Location

Jun 10, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:35 PM
Online Webinar

About the Event

This webinar will run from 5:00 pm - 6:35 pm EDT / 2:00 pm - 3:35 pm PDT on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11, 2020 for a total of 3 credit hours.

Over the past decade we have seen a decrease in the amount of time children and teens spend reading and the summer reading slide is real even during a more typical school year. Many teachers and parents are worried students will go months without picking up a book given this emergency remote learning environment. The key to developing truly independent readers who read for pleasure, for interest, and for connection has to do with the amount of ownership they feel over their reading lives.

Drawing upon research from psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience, Dr. Gravity Goldberg will share key moves that support student independence. Both teachers and parents can help foster the mindsets that students need to become truly engaged as readers.  


Participants will learn be able to:

  • Key components to independent readers' mindsets
  • The kinds of choices readers need to stay engaged
  • Practices to let go of because they get in the way of reading motivation
  • Teaching and feedback moves adults can make to support students (at home and in school)

This virtual learning experience is applicable for K-12 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, counselors, and other educators who support reading instruction.  


Gravity Goldberg, EdD, Educational Consultant; Former Assistant Professor of Education, Iona College; Former Instructor and Staff Developer, Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University; Author, Teach Like Yourself: How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves (2018), Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge (2015); Co-Author, What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? (2017) and Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (2007)

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Dr. Kenan Sener is the founding Head of School at one of our nation’s most excellent independent schools, Fulton Science Academy Private School, with seven years of teaching and fifteen years of school administration experience. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and is the first-ever recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award among all charter school principals in the State of Georgia in 2011. Additionally, he is the recipient of the 2016 STEM Education Award by Technology Association of Georgia. Furthermore, he was also recognized with the 2017 Spirit of Discovery and Imagination Award for Exceptional Service by Global Destination Imagination. Dr. Sener created the WHAT IS NEXT IN EDUCATION blog in 2020. Since then, the website has been thriving and has quickly gained a loyal following.

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