WOW

Fall 2020 Week of Workshops (WOW)

Meet your instructors in an online environment and start your Fall 2020 semester with success!

Join us for WOW August 11-14, 2020! It's a great way for you to:

  • Meet your instructors to get a jumpstart on your academic success.
  • Learn about our current online instruction environment.
  • Find out about campus support services that will help you be more successful.
  • Make connections with your classmates.
  • Explore new ways to prepare for college life.

General Information:

  • Participation in WOW is voluntary. 
  • All workshops are FREE.
  • Just click on the Zoom links to attend - No registration required.

Printer friendly schedule (will be posted the first week in August)

Fall 2020 WOW Schedule

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

N172 Clinical Orientation Mission Hospital Mondays
9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Serena McClaine
Students will receive safety and hospital orientation specific to Mission Hospital. Paperwork will be reviewed as assigned.


Headed for Success: What You Need to Know for Professor Major’s Online Class
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Nicole Major
Join Professor Nicole Major as she provides strategies, her course structure, the basics of Canvas, and other pertinent information for students to feel comfortable taking an online class. She will help her students navigate Canvas and demonstrate all areas of her course in order for students to be successful from the start. This workshop is a great opportunity for students who are new to the online class environment and/or would like to become familiar with the course before it begins. 3 points extra credit will be offered for attending. This workshop is optional.


Let Your Personality Guide You to New Careers
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
How can you use clues about your personality and preferences to identify career choices? Work with the Career Guidance Specialist to learn more about you! This presentation will last approximately 1.5 hours and will need to start on-time in order take a personality inventory, review it, and provide you with a list of careers that might fit you best.


Survive and Thrive in Online Classes
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Brett Myhren
Are you ready to take an online class? Are you wondering about how to use Canvas? Learn the secrets of success online and find out if taking an online class is right for you. This workshop will allow you to see an example of an online class (in Canvas) and will give you an opportunity to ask questions about online classes. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the benefits of taking classes online.


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Just in Time Counseling for Fall
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


Learning Pathways: What are they, and how can you use them to plan your future?
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Rita Soultanian
You may be unsure about what you are good at, what fields you might enjoy working in, or the steps you need to take to get into a certain industry. No matter the reason, we are here to help you learn about yourself and make the best decision for your future! Join us to learn more about Saddleback Learning Pathways and how they can help you complete your academic goals successfully.


Getting Ready for Math 3C
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Karla Westphal
When asked what topics from 3B are most essential for success in 3C, I usually answer with the following:
1. Integration techniques (with a heavy emphasis on u-sub and powers of trig functions)
2. Parametric equations
3. Polar coordinates
4. Conic sections (just an ability to recognize the equation for each sort of conic section and make a quick sketch)

In this workshop I'll answer any questions you might have about these topics or other topics relevant to the class. Come with questions or just come to listen to the questions other students ask. Feel free to email me ahead of time if you have a particular question/topic you'd like me to address: Contact Form


Fashion Fall ’20 Updates
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Diane McGroarty
Faculty will be discussing the classes they are teaching and what students should expect from each
course. Students have your questions ready and faculty will do their best to answer each.


Adult Education: Reaching Your Educational Goals in an Online Environment
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jill Ibbotson
The learning must go on! In this workshop, you will gain insight into how to access the learning management system, Canvas. We will be sharing bilingual videos that we created to show you step-by-step how to complete assignments, quizzes, watch videos and engage in discussion boards with your professor and classmates. We will also demonstrate how to access Zoom for optional synchronous class meetings. Information will be shared on the many services Saddleback College continues to provide to you virtually. We look forward to meeting you!


Trig Review Workshop
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Karla Westphal
This workshop is designed primarily for students in Math 2 and Math 3A, but any students who have taken trig are welcome to attend. I've created a series of video lectures that go over the "basics" of trig: angles, radians and degrees, the triangle and circle definitions of the trig functions, quadrantal angles, and reference angles. Feel free to access them on YouTube. For those taking Math 2, these videos review the topics covered in sections 4.1-4.4 of the text. You might want to check with your instructor to see whether they will be covering this material in class or not. (Some instructors do; others treat this as pre-req material you are expected to know coming in.)

The Zoom workshop will be a question-and-answer session. Come with questions of your own or just come and listen to the questions other students ask. If you want to make sure I address a particular topic, feel free to email me ahead of time: Contact Form . Feel free to ask about the "basics" covered in the review videos or about more advanced topics like graphing, equations, and identities.


Preparation for Math 3A
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Larry Perez
In this workshop students will review topics that are necessary to succeed in Math 3A. Topics include graphing, trigonometric functions, logarithm and exponential functions and solving equations. Students will also be informed of free online resources that are available to help students succeed in this course.


Tips for Success in Online Math
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jonathan Luque
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges. (This is a pre-recorded workshop offered by the Math Department Chair).


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


Coming to Saddleback College from a Four-Year College
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Coming to Saddleback College after having attending a four-year college already and you have goals to transfer back to a four-year college as soon as possible? Attend this workshop, where you can ask questions and get tips on how to smoothly transfer back.


Attending Saddleback College and I’m Still in High School
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Is this your first concurrently enrolled semester? Learn how to prepare for a Saddleback College class and maximize your concurrent enrollment opportunities. Hear from students who successfully balanced college classes while still in high school.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

How to Succeed in Accounting 1A!
9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jane Medling
Accounting is the language of business! Learn what it takes to succeed in Accounting 1A at Saddleback College.  Lots of great tips will be presented. This workshop will also introduce students to the course textbook and the textbook publisher’s homework management system (Connect).


How to Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A!
10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jane Medling
Accounting is the language of business! Learn what it takes to succeed in Accounting 1A at Saddleback College.  Lots of great tips will be presented. This workshop will also introduce students to the course textbook and the textbook publisher’s homework management system (Connect).


Attending Saddleback College and I’m Still in High School
10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Is this your first concurrently enrolled semester? Learn how to prepare for a Saddleback College class and maximize your concurrent enrollment opportunities. Hear from students who successfully balanced college classes while still in high school.


Middle Eastern Dance
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Steve Rosa
In this session we will cover the basics of Belly Dancing including isolations and styling. Come ready to dance, have some water and a towel ready.


Just in Time Counseling for Fall
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Counseling Team
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Fall semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.


Overview of Career and Re-Entry Services
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Rita Soultanian
Join us to learn about Career and Re-Entry Services at Saddleback College! We’ll share some great resources and tools you can find online, as well as upcoming events and programs for Fall 2020.


Tips for Success in Online Math
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jonathan Luque
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different
formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges. (This is a pre-recorded workshop offered by the Math Department Chair).


Transfer Myths and Tips
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jennifer Rachman
Transferring to a university is a process that involves knowledge! Make choices that will develop and advance your goals. Take the right steps by selecting a transfer path and the correct classes to transfer. Become familiar with Transfer Agreements (TAG/TAP/AA-T). Students and parents are welcome.


Interior Design Information Session
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Farida Gabdrakhmanova
Interested in INTERIOR DESIGN but don't know where to start? Looking for GE classes in Art and
Design? Have questions about learning online? Attend our virtual INFORMATION SESSION to learn more about our Interior Design program, career opportunities, and class details! Meet the instructors and student club leaders. Ask questions. Get tips on success in the program.

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Power of MySite
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Sandra Pope
Learn how to use MySite to keep track of your schedule, view important dates and information, and
access important systems like MAP, your academic history, email, and much more. Our very own
Student Design Team will be available to answer any questions.


Dance Conditioning: Get Ready to Move This Fall!
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Deidre Cavazzi
Stretch and strengthen with a dance conditioning class to get you ready to dive into fall dance classes. We'll do a full body warm up and get moving, so clear some space in your room and join us! All levels welcome! This will be a 45-minute class, with time at the end to ask any questions you may have about dance courses, auditions, upcoming productions, or our degree program!


Pediatric Medication Research and Calculations
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Michele Wolff
This workshop guides you through researching pediatric medications and performing weight-based
calculations for dosage, volume and IV med rates. This workshop is Ideal for nursing students entering the 3rd semester, but applicable for anyone who wants to learn more about doing these calculations. Students attending are encouraged to have access to a laptop, tablet or other device to access med forms and data bases during the session.


Pediatric Fluid, Calorie and Weight Calculations
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Michele Wolff
This workshop focuses on weight-based fluid calculations (intake and output), caloric calculations (kcal per mL / oz and kcal per kg) calculations and weight conversions (pounds & oz - kg, g-kg, wt. gain and loss using these conversions). This workshop is geared to the 3rd semester nursing students but is applicable for anyone who wants to learn more about doing these calculations. Students are encouraged to have access to a calculator and writing material do the calculations during the session.


Tips for Success in Online Math Classes
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Jonathan Luque
Are you nervous about taking an online math class? This workshop will introduce you to the different formats of online math instruction and provide tips to help you overcome potential challenges.


Choosing Your Major
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
The Career Guidance Specialist will walk you through resources to help you choose a major by aligning important choices with educational and career research. You will learn about the career planning process that will help propel you into your future! The workshop will also help you identify classes that might help you in specific majors.


Survive and Thrive in Online Classes
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Online Zoom (link will be posted soon)
Speaker: Brett Myhren
Are you ready to take an online class? Are you wondering about how to use Canvas? Learn the secrets of success online and find out if taking an online class is right for you. This workshop will allow you to see an example of an online class (in Canvas) and will give you an opportunity to ask questions about online classes. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the benefits of taking classes online.