Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (SOLD OUT!)

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

New Date Added: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018


Cost: $225

Literacy advocate and best-selling author Donalyn Miller will share research and testimonials of the power of access to books for all students.

Children with access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. Unfortunately, too many children live in “book deserts” without meaningful, consistent access to books at school and home.

Donalyn Miller presents Game Changer! at Custom Ed

In this workshop, examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality, engaging library collections that support students’ reading lives. Session includes book talks of at least 40 new K-12 books of high interest to both students and educators.


Registration begins at 8:00 am

Coffee, pastries, and catered lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Cost: $225

Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative and author of popular professional titles including, FallingChristopher Lehman In Love with Close Reading and Energize Research Reading and Writing, will join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 for a fun, inspiring, and practical conversation about making the most of great literacy practices in Science. (K-8)

Are you wondering how you will implement the new Science  standards and find resources to meet your objectives, while maximizing your planning and instructional time?

This session will focus on the integration of Science standards into your literacy and language arts block, helping you make the most of your day.


  • Review the vertical alignment of standards and progression between grade levels
  • Evaluate resources and discuss how they can be utilized in the literacy block as read alouds, whole group or small group instruction, and independent reading

Registration begins at 8:00 am

Coffee, pastries, and catered lunch will be provided.

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:30 am - 11:30 am


Cost: FREE

Join us for a keynote session by Patty McGee as she present on the importance of helping students to find their writing identity beyond the language arts block.

You’ll discover how to provide effective, empathetic feedback to move students forward as writers.

Additionally, you’ll learn about Benchmark Workshop’s five literacy modules and how they are designed to fit together for a comprehensive solution or stand alone to meet your district’s unique needs, including: vertically aligned K-5 topic strands, culturally responsive practices, social emotional learning, and mindfulness strategies, responsive teaching tools and assessment. Each resource in Benchmark Workshop is available digitally on any device at any time.

Registration begins at 8:00 am

Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.