The Classroom Library Company is an educator owned and operated company that publishes and distributes educational media correlated to the new Common Core Standards. All of our products consist of high interest educational materials available to the K-8 marketplace. Some educators are not aware of new and exciting educational materials that have been created to educate children under the guise of favorite children's characters and exciting themes. These products can successfully compete with computers, video games and other products that vie for a child's time and attention. Our goal is to get children reading at an early age, so they are able to acquire the skills needed to compete in the 21st century.
Research strongly suggests that classroom libraries play a critical role in early literacy. To create a classroom library that best supports student literacy, teachers need to:
The principles of the Classroom Library Company, Benjamin and Marla Conn both have prior experience in the educational marketplace. Benjamin is a sales, marketing and purchasing executive with over 17 years of experience and has served on the board of directors of the Educational Book and Media Association.
Marla Conn is an educator and literacy specialist with over 18 years of experience including a 15 year stint as a classroom teacher in Jamaica, New York. She consults for dozens of the most successful publishers in a variety of functions including writing, leveling, and marketing. Marla is also the President of Readability, Inc., which operates as a full service educational consulting company.
Benjamin and Marla are married with 3 children and have a big classroom library at home. They all like to read a lot!