From Stress to Success: Supporting Rigor in the Transitions Classroom

Presented by Lia Conklin Olson

If ever there were a place for rigor, it is the transitions classroom, the last station along the track to college and career. How do we provide the rigor and support our students need for the journey?  Explore transitions-level methods and materials that move rigor from a source of stress to success!

About the Speaker

Lia Conklin Olson

Lia Olson, PhD, has been an adult ELL instructor and curriculum designer for twenty years and an adjunct professor for the Teaching English as a Foreign Language program at Hamline University or four years.  She is currently the Instructional Design Expert for Future Level 5 Second Edition (Pearson 2020) and a trainer for two OCTAE-sponsored projects, Teaching Skills that Matter in Adult Education and Implementing State-Adopted Challenging Content Standards.  Dr. Olson is the author of the GED Teacher’s Guides Bridging English Language Learners to GED Test Prep (New Readers Press, 2017) and the phonics-based reading series for adult ELLs What’s Next? (New Readers Press, 2013).