Bookroom Bootcamp at Custom Ed

Is Your Bookroom Out-of-Shape? We Can Help!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 I 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

FREE  I  K-8

Join us as for this FREE workshop as Denise Retka leads you through exercises to help strengthen the quality of your resources and breathe new life into your bookroom. Find books that are just the right fit for your students and teachers.


In this session, attendees will:

  • Determine the current condition of your school’s bookroom using an evaluation rubric
  • Create a multi-step improvement plan
  • Learn how to purge and re-purpose resources
  • Receive suggestions for organization and checkout
  • Establish bookroom protocols for entire school
  • Learn what factors to consider when selecting books for your bookroom
  • Discuss funding options
  • Receive a “swag bag” of HOT new titles that will instantly bring excitement to the bookroom
  • Enter a drawing for a FREE $1,000 bookroom starter kit

                   >>Lunch on your own<<


Take the information you receive from your evaluation and work with your team to create a plan for your bookroom. Spend the afternoon previewing resources in the curriculum showroom and select titles to address the needs of your students and teachers.

Check-in will start at 8:00 am.
Coffee & pastries will be provided.

Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom with Alexs Pate at Custom Ed

Capstone Publishing, along with Custom Education Solutions, invites you to a morning celebrating diversity in children's literature with Alexs Pate.

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 I 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Join us as author Alexs Pate (from the Innocent Classroom) presents from his new book, Being You. It acknowledges that we are all caught up together in a harsh system that labels and limits children, but it also lights a way out of it, encouraging children to be seen for who they really are—not just who they’re told to be—and  challenges adults to respond with clear eyes.
Capstone will give a behind-the-scenes look at how a publishing company approaches the creation of culturally relevant literature, such as Being You, that provides mirrors and windows for students, as well as provide a sneak-peek at new characters and
series currently in development.
Our team will offer strategies on evaluating classroom libraries and bookrooms for bias, as well as incorporating diversity into your balanced literacy resources.

Check-in will start at 8:00 am.
Coffee & pastries will be provided.