Resources for NEW WI Social Studies Standards

You've been to the NEW Standards Bootcamp, now what?

We've got everything you need for the NEW WI Social Studies Standards.

Adria Klein presents Benchmark Workshop at Custom Ed

Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am



Join us for this morning session by Adria Klein as she presents on the importance of transfer of skills and strategies beyond the language arts block. 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: 

Benchmark Workshop

  • Vertically aligned K-5 topic strands integrate content-area vocabulary and knowledge within and across grade levels
  • Culturally responsive practices, Social emotional learning, and Mindfulness strategies that foster community and encourage collaboration
  • Responsive teaching tools and assessment that inform teaching decisions to support differentiation and increase student growth

Each resource in Benchmark Workshop is available digitally on any device at any time to enhance and transform instruction; whether you have a few devices or are 1:1, Benchmark Workshop offers flexible options for delivering lessons.

Adria Klein

Adria Klein, 
Contributing Author & Curriculum Expert

including Authentic Spanish & ELL Resources
Jennifer Kays, Director of Professional Development


Registration begins at 8:00 am.

Coffee & pastries will be provided.

Donalyn Miller presents her new book at Custom Ed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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.

Christopher Lehman at Custom Ed

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Cost: $225

Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator CollaborativeChristopher Lehman at Custom Education Solutions in IL and author of popular professional titles including, Falling In Love with Close Reading and Energize Research Reading and Writing, will join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for a fun, inspiring, and practical conversation about making the most of great literacy practices in Social Studies.

Are you struggling with implementing the new Social Studies standards and finding resources to meet your objectives, while maximizing your planning and instructional time?

This session will focus on the integration of Social Studies 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.