WOW

Spring 2019 Week of Workshops (WOW)

Meet your instructors and start your Spring 2019 semester with success!

Join us for WOW January 8-11, 2019!  It is a great way for you to:

  • Meet your instructors to get a jumpstart on your academic success.
  • Learn about campus support and services.
  • 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 come - No registration is required.

Spring 2019 Week of Workshops Schedule (printer friendly)

Spring 2019 Week of Workshops (WOW) - January 8-11

 

Tuesday, January 8

How to Use Canvas & Turnitin
9:00am – 10:00am
Room: LRC-164
 
Speaker: Amy Casil
Orientation on time-saving Canvas tips for students (especially English 1A) and how to successfully use Turnitin.com (integrated into Canvas).  Students will learn how to use Turnitin.com effectively with Canvas to turn in papers and assignments and receive grades and feedback.


Succeed in Accounting 1A!
10:30am – 11:30am
Room: BGS-254

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 Connect (the textbook publisher’s homework management system). Connect provides opportunities through adaptive technology for both formative and summative assessments to ensure student mastery and success.


Major Bridge Workshop
10:30am – 12:00pm
Room: SSC-140

Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Choosing undecided is one of the most popular majors when entering college and Career Guidance Services is available to help you in your research. A short orientation to higher education, the center and career-counseling program will be included. How do you;

  • Find a major (career exploration)
  • Research schools (researching educational options)
  • Find Schools offering the majors (finding a match)

Most people put more time and energy in finding their next car then they do in finding a college major (future). Spend a little time to researching your potential career pathways because you are worth it! All college ages are welcome to attend.


How to Succeed in Human Anatomy Bio 11
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Tina Walker
This workshop will focus on tips/advice that will help students gain a better understanding on what is needed to achieve a good grade in Human Anatomy followed by a question/answer session.


Survive and Thrive in Online Classes
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Brett Myhren
Are you thinking about taking an online class? Are you already registered for one? 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.


Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A!
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room: BGS-254

Speaker: Jane Medling
Accounting is the language of business! Learn what it takes to succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A at Saddleback College. Lots of great tips will be presented. This workshop will also introduce students to Canvas, the course textbook, and Connect (the textbook publisher’s homework management system). Connect provides opportunities through adaptive technology for both formative and summative assessments to ensure student mastery and success.


Wednesday, January 9

Overview of Computer Organization and Machine Language
9:00am – 10:00am
Room: SM-202

Speaker: George Eaton
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the CS 3A Computer Organization and Machine Language course along with live demonstrations of the 8 bit computer students will construct from microchips and program during the class and the credit-card sized computer (Raspberry Pi) the students will use to enhance the capabilities of their 8 bit computers.


Creating Our Own Stories: Literature and Creative Writing Courses at Saddleback College
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Jennifer Hedgecock
Great literature helps us to understand the world and ourselves.  Creative writing can give us the tools to create our own stories.  Come join faculty and learn about the opportunities offered in Creative Writing courses and Literature courses offered at Saddleback College.


Aspects of U.S. Culture ESL Students Need to Learn
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: LRC-164

Speaker: Maryam Afshari
Adjustment tips for ESL students into American lifestyle and how to succeed in the U.S. college system.


21st Century Skills and You
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: LRC-108

Speakers: Rita Soultanian and Jennifer Rachman
Join us to learn about the employability skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing 21st Century world of work.  The Career and Re-Entry Center, in partnership with the Counseling Department, will be offering a series of workshops designed to help you understand and apply 20 important employability skills, also known as transferable skills, throughout the upcoming academic year. This new skills-based mindset will help you succeed in today's gig economy and beyond. Once all 12 workshops are completed, you will have the opportunity to earn digital badges for fluency in each of these skills, which include communication, collaboration, adaptability, social diversity awareness, resilience, and entrepreneurial mindset, just to name a few. We will also introduce you to the LinkedIn Learning platform, which provides exclusive content from Lynda.com in virtually any subject you could hope to learn more about.


Practical Steps for ESL Students to Overcome Anxiety When Speaking English
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-164

Speaker: Maryam Afshari, ESL Counselor
How to reduce language stress and learning anxiety for ESL students.


How to Speak so People Want to Listen
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-160

Speaker: Tiffany Metcalf
Communication is the number one skill humans need to succeed in love and life!  Come learn how to talk so people want to hear what you say!


Promise Student Success Round Table
11:00am – 12:30pm
Room: LRC-240

Speaker: Erin Long, Rania Mesri, Brooke Sauter
Students who are enrolled in the Promise Program have a unique opportunity to meet with your Promise Coach and Promise Counselors to ask questions, discuss your strengths in Fall 2018 and strategize to ensure a successful second semester.


Just in Time New Student Orientation
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room: LRC-240
    
Speaker: Erin Long, Counselor
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.


Preparing for Math 3B: Hyperbolic Trig Functions
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Karla Westphal
In this workshop we'll review the definitions and graphs of the 6 hyperbolic trig functions. Students taking Math 3B who took 3A prior to Fall /18 or who took an equivalent course at a different school may not have seen this information and are encouraged to attend.


Math 3B Preparation
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Room: SM-129

Speaker: Larry Perez
This workshop will help prepare you for Math3B and provide you with useful information on how to succeed in the course.


MAP Workshop
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: LRC-240

Speaker: Erin Long, Counselor
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to learn about and work on your semester by semester Academic Plan. A Counselor will be available to help answer questions about class selection. This is an excellent workshop to attend right after “Just in Time!”


Headed for Success: What You Need to Know for Prof. Major’s Online Class
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: LRC-230

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 the new system of Canvas and demonstrate all areas of her course in order for students to be successful from the start. There will be time for questions and experimenting inside their online classroom (bring your login credentials). This workshop is a great opportunity for students who are new to the online class environment or would like to become familiar with canvas before the course begins. 5 points extra credit will be offered for attending. This workshop is optional.


Equity & Diversity at Saddleback College
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: LRC-160

Speaker: Ray Zimmerman
This workshop, presented by the co-Chairs of Saddleback College's Equity & Diversity Committee, will provide a historical perspective on improving the College’s strategies to serve the increasing cultural diversity on our campus.  The discussion will include an update on the college’s mascot, the Gaucho; the addition of gender-neutral bathrooms, and the Committee’s dedication to celebrating the ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religious, and gender diversity on our campus.


Preparing for Math 3B: L’Hospital’s Rule
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Karla Westphal
L'Hospital's rule gives us a nifty way of evaluating limits when we get an indeterminate form. This is a rule that is introduced in Math 3A and used A LOT in Math 3B. Any students who want to review this topic are welcome to attend. Students who took Math 3A prior to Fall '18 or at a different school may not have seen this topic at all; these students are especially encouraged to attend.


Major Bridge Workshop
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Room: SSC-140

Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Choosing undecided is one of the most popular majors when entering college and Career Guidance Services is available to help you in your research. A short orientation to higher education, the center and career-counseling program will be included. How do you;

  • Find a major (career exploration)
  • Research schools (researching educational options)
  • Find Schools offering the majors (finding a match)

Most people put more time and energy in finding their next car then they do in finding a college major (future). Spend a little time to researching your potential career pathways because you are worth it! All college ages are welcome to attend.


Thursday, January 10

Teaching Outside The Box
9:00am – 10:00am                                      
Room: FA-101

Speaker: Georgios Kouritas
Complicated late 19th century French music presented to students through different forms of art.  That interactive method enables the students to discover the music through observing famous impressionist paintings.


Making Art History NOT Boring
10:00am – 11:00pm                                      
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: EvaMarie Rodriguez-Morris
Art History is a dynamic way to look at history. We will look at the different ways technology is used to bring art alive in the Emeritus Art History class and can translate to campus classes. Instead of just looking at art, we will make art come alive!


Interior Design Program Information Session
10:00am – 12:00pm
Room: BGS-132

Speaker: Farida Gabdrakhmanova
Interested in INTERIOR DESIGN but don't know where to start? Looking for GE classes in Art and Design? Already an Interior Design student and have questions? Want to try something new and creative? Join us for the Interior Design INFORMATION SESSION! It's FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE! At the workshop, faculty and staff cover many aspects of the Interior Design field and the program at Saddleback College. Learn about certificates/degree available, specific classes, and tips on success in the program. Meet faculty and students, get your questions answered, and make connections.


The Endless Possibilities of the English Degree
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-160

Speaker: Ray Zimmerman
Getting a degree in English is interesting, enlightening, and fulfilling. It's also a springboard to a wide range of career goals. This workshop will discuss what it takes to get a degree in English, the skills and abilities English majors develop, and the wide range of career paths that English majors can explore after graduating. Along the way, we'll talk about celebrity English majors and the presenter's own story of becoming an English professor.


7 Techniques to Learn Spanish
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: LRC-103

Speaker: Milagros Harrison
In this class, we’ll talk about the seven most important techniques to become a good student in a Spanish class.


Fashion Meet and Greet
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: BGS-119

Speaker: Fashion Department Chair and Faculty
Meet the fashion faculty and fellow students! Faculty will discuss classes they teach, projects, expectations and supplies needed. Refreshments will be served and students will have a chance to win a raffle.


Preparing for Math 3B: Exponential and Log Functions
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Karla Westphal
In this workshop we'll derive and review the differentiation and integration formulas associated with exponential and log functions.


Just in Time New Student Orientation
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: LRC-240
    
Speaker: Counselor    
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.


Preparing for Math 3B: Inverse Trig
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Karla Westphal
In this workshop we'll review the definitions of the inverse trig functions, their derivatives, and the corresponding integration formulas. Students who took Math 3A prior to Fall '18 or at a different school may not have studied the calculus of inverse trig functions and are especially encouraged to attend.


How to Learn Spanish Vocabulary
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: LRC-103

Speaker: Milagros Harrison
How to memorize long lists of Spanish vocabulary can be counter-productive. Learn a proper way to study vocabulary with this workshop.


Cal State Fullerton Fully Online BA Programs
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: LRC-160

Speaker: Whitney Youngren
California State University, Fullerton has three fully-online Bachelor degree programs. Within this session the program coordinator for the Humanities & Social Sciences Online Degree Program will provide an overview of these programs that are designed with online transfer students in mind.


MAP Workshop
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: LRC-240

Speaker: Counselor
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to learn about and work on your semester by semester Academic Plan. A Counselor will be available to help answer questions about class selection. This is an excellent workshop to attend right after “Just in Time!”


Friday, January 11

Medication Research Using Lexicomp
9:30am – 10:30am
Room: LRC-108

Speaker: Michele Wolff
We will be doing a variety of calculations needed for nursing. These include dosage / wt (mg/kg), volume (mg/mL), IV med rates (mL/hr), weight conversions (pounds & oz to kg), and fluids (fluid requirements, mL/kg/hr output). Ideal for nursing students entering the 3rd semester, but applicable for anyone who wants to learn more about doing these calculations. We will also discuss how to find important reference information in the Lexicomp medication database. As time allows, we will also cover fluid requirements, intake and output calculations.


Just in Time New Student Orientation    
10:00am – 11:00am
Room: LRC-240

Speaker: Sharon Nussenbaum, Counselor
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.


Fluid, Medication and Weight Calculations
10:30am – 11:30am
Room: LRC-108

Speaker: Michele Wolff
This workshop is a working session in which students will practice the following: dosage / wt (mg/kg), volume (mg/mL), IV med rates (mL/hr), and fluids (fluid requirements, mL/kg/hr output) and weight conversions (pounds & oz - kg, g-kg, wt gain and loss using these conversions). This session is geared to the 3rd semester nursing students but is applicable for anyone who wants to learn more about doing these calculations.


MAP Workshop
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-240

Speaker: Sharon Nussenbaum, Counselor
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to learn about and work on your semester by semester Academic Plan. A Counselor will be available to help answer questions about class selection. This is an excellent workshop to attend right after “Just in Time!”


Survive and Thrive Online
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-105

Speaker: Brett Myhren
Are you thinking about taking an online class? Are you already registered for one? 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.


Need a Career? A Major? Strategies to YOUR Decision(s)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: LRC-230

Speaker: Douglas Barr
Topics include "How to" approach YOUR OWN decision making relative to college, career (and life). Discovery or affirmation as to 'why' you are here and where are you headed is often a mystery. Tips and several processes will be offered, including 'what next' regarding college major &/or career.
Confidence in one’s decision is often a critical first step toward self-motivation that aids student's success at and beyond Saddleback College.


Teaching Outside The Box
2:00pm – 3:00pm                                      
Room: FA-101

Speaker: Georgios Kouritas
Complicated late 19th century French music presented to students through different forms of art.  That interactive method enables the students to discover the music through observing famous impressionist paintings.