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<p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>GRAVITY GOLDBERG</strong> is author of  Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge, Grades 1-8</span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> and author of many articles about reading, writing, and professional development. She holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a former staff developer at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and an assistant professor at Iona College’s graduate education program. She leads a team of literacy consultants in the New York/New Jersey region. Gravity is the author of </span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Conferring with Readers: Supporting Each Students’ Growth and Independence (Heinemann, 2007)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>RENEE HOUSER</strong> is co-founder of Growing Educators, which provides customized professional development to schools in the Los Angeles, California, area. She holds a Masters in </span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: black;">Education</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> from Old Dominion University and a Masters</span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: black;"> in Curriculum and Teaching</span><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: blue;"> </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">from Fordham University.  A former staff developer at Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Columbia, University, Renee says it was her years teaching at PS 126 in New York City that most shaped her vision of student-centered teaching and collaborative professional learning.</span></p>