WOW

Spring 2020 Week of Workshops (WOW)

Meet your instructors and start your Spring 2020 semester with success!

Join us for WOW January 7-10, 2020! It's 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.

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Spring 2020 WOW Schedule

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

10:30am – 11:30am
Meet the Instructor GD240
Location: VIL 8-2    
Speaker: Steven Gonsowski
Meet the instructor and ask questions about Intermediate Graphic Design (GD240).


10:30am – 11:30am
How to Communicate to Have Successful Relationships
Location: LRC-108    
Speaker: Tiffany Metcalf
Learn tactics to keep your relationships thriving and happy! We have a 73% divorce rate in Orange County and poor communication is at the root of it.  Come improve upon yourself for your sake and all your relationships!


10:30am – 11:30am
Quick Tips to Find the Classes You Need
Location: LRC-164
Speaker: Jim Gaston
One of the most important decisions you make is selecting the right classes.  There are some powerful tools in MySite, MAP and the class schedule that can help guide you to the best classes, and at this session, we’ll show you how to do it.  The people who built these systems will be at the session, so you’ll also have the opportunity to provide feedback on how we can make the systems even better.


11:30am – 12:30pm
How to Speak so People Want to Listen
Location: LRC-108
Speaker: Tiffany Metcalf
Do you want to learn the skills to not be boring and to have others hanging on to your every word?  Do you want to have better relationships?  Come and improve how you speak so others want to hear you.


11:30am – 12:30pm
Meet the Instructor GD150
Location: VIL 8-2
Speaker: Steven Gonsowski
Meet the instructor for Digital Animation (GD150).  Ask questions.  Learn a bit about the software and how to get a head start by watching video instruction.


1:00pm – 1:30pm
Saddleback Nutrition Classes
Location: LRC-108
Speaker: Jennifer Burris
Come meet one of our Saddleback College nutrition professors, enjoy a healthy snack, and learn about the nutrition classes available at Saddleback College!


1:30pm – 2:30pm
How to Succeed in Human Anatomy Bio 11
Location: LRC-105
Speaker: Tina Walker
All students enrolled in Human Anatomy (Bio 11) are encouraged to attend this workshop as we discuss tips/study strategies that will promote student learning beginning the first day of class and throughout the semester.  Followed by a question/answer session.


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Major Bridge Workshop
Location: SSC-140
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Let us help you choose a major.  Find out how to explore career options to find the right major, discover your educational options, and find matching schools for your desired major.


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Managing Projects using MS Project
Location: LRC-108
Speaker: Gerald Libby
With class CIMA212 – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project, we will explore how to manage different types of projects beyond only using MS Project for tasks definition, resources and timelines-Team Building, Criteria Path Analysis, Team Communication are just a few examples.  At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to understand the essence of project management and become a significant contributor to any project you are engaged.


5:00pm – 6:00pm
Succeed in Accounting 1A!
Location: 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 the textbook publisher’s homework management system (Connect).


6:00pm – 7:00pm
Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A!
Location: 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 the textbook publisher’s homework management system (Connect).

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

9:00am – 10:00am
Headed for Success: What You Need to Know for Prof. Major’s Online Class
Location: 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.


9:30am – 11:00am
Study Skills Readiness for College Tests: Reading & English
Location: LRC-105
Speaker: Jeff Vogel
Did you know that utilizing proper testing skills can improve your test scores by as much as 20%?  This workshop is designed to give you the testing strategies and skills that will set you on the path maximizing your critical reading and English exam scores in many of your classes and high stakes test including the TEAS.


9:30am – 11:30am
Interior Design
Location: BGS 132
Speaker: Farida Gabdrakhamova
Interested in Interior Design but don’t know where to start?  Looking for GE classes in ART and Design? Attend our free INFORMATION SESSION.  Learn about the Interior Design program, career opportunities and class details.  Meet the instructors and student club leaders.  Get tips on success in the program.


12:00pm – 3:00pm
Math 3A Calculus Workshop
Location: SM 129
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.


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hidden Treasures in the LRC Building
Location: LRC 209    
Speaker: Alannah Rosenberg
What exactly ARE the “learning resources” in the Learning Resource Center?  Come find out about tutoring, computer labs, private study rooms, research assistance, student computer help, the Honors lounge, and more.  Special swag: A map of the LRC floorplans to help you locate some of those hard to find rooms!


4:00pm – 7:00pm
Math 3B Calculus Workshop
Location: SM 129
Speaker: Larry Perez
In this workshop students will review topics that are necessary to succeed in Math 3B.  Topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, logarithm and exponential functions, and applications of the integral function.  Students will also be informed of free online resources that are available to help students succeed in this course.

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

11:00am – 12:00pm
Preparing for General Chemistry I
Location: LRC-160
Speaker: Sam Abbas
Presenter will help student to best prepare for General Chemistry I (Chemistry 1A)


12:00pm – 1:00pm
Preparing for Organic Chemistry I
Location: LRC- 160
Speaker: Sam Abbas
Presenter will give tips on how to best prepare and succeed in Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 12A) at Saddleback.


12:00pm – 1:00pm
How to Learn Spanish through Music
Location: LRC-105
Speaker: Milagros Harrison
Singing and music are known for their positive emotional effects on humans.  It is also a highly efficient tool for language learning.  Are you going to remember a word that has no significance in your life, or the words to the song that made you feel alive?  In this class I will guide you on how to use Spanish songs to motivate your and turn your expectations into unlimited possibilities.


1:00pm – 2:00pm
How to Immerse Yourself in Spanish When You Don’t Live Abroad
Location: LRC-105
Speaker: Milagros Harrison
Being in Madrid, you are constantly surrounded by Spanish.  Every day you hear, read, write and speak it, without going out of your way to do so.  Through immersion, you are learning Spanish faster that you ever have before.  But we can’t all be in Spain right now.  Nor Chile, Honduras or Argentina.  In this class, I will give you many tips to immerse yourself in Spanish, so use these tips to soak up all the Spanish that you can.


1:00pm – 2:30pm
Study Skills Readiness for College Tests: Multiple-Choice Math
Location: LRC-240
Speaker: Jonathan Luque
Are you planning on taking the TEAS exam, an online course in algebra, or the Saddleback math challenge exam?  This workshop will discuss testing strategies and skills to help maximize your success on multiple-choice exams.


1:00pm – 2:00pm
Calculus 3A
Location: SM-304
Speaker: Jason Hole
Meet and greet in preparation for an awesome semester.


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Calculus 3B
Location: SM-304
Speaker: Jason Hole
Meet and greet in preparation for an awesome semester.


3:00pm – 4:00pm
Calculus 3C
Location: SM-304    
Speaker: Jason Hole
Meet and greet in preparation for an awesome semester.


 

Friday, January 10, 2020

9:30am – 10:30am
Medical Calculations and Research using Lexicomp
Location: LRC-160
Speaker: Michelle Wolff
This workshop guides you through researching pediatric medications in Lexicomp and performing weight base calculation 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 bring a laptop, tablet or other device to access Lexicomp during the session.


10:30am – 11:30am                                      
Pediatric Fluid and Weight Calculations
Location: LRC-160
Speaker: Michelle Wolff
This workshop focuses on weight based fluid calculations (intake and output) and weight conversions.  We will use any extra time to go over pediatric medication calculations.  This workshop is geared to the 3rd semester nursing students but is applicable for anyone who wants to learn more about doing these calculations.


12:00pm – 1:30pm
Embracing “Decision Making”
Location: LRC-240
Speaker: Doug Barr
Session will offer philosophical and practical approach to “Making Decisions” as a key to college and life success.  An initial “generic” group exercise will lead into a process/example for “how” to choose college major and/or career goal.  Workshop is intended to help students gain enhancements for their own decision making skills.  May lead to student interest in COUN 140 or COUN 160.


1:30pm – 4:00pm
Learning Statistics in the Age of Big Data
Location: LRC-240
Speaker: Shilong Kuang
How statistician correctly predicted Presidential elections in 2008 and 2012? And why not in 2016? How Google predicted H1N1 in 2009?  How Germany used Big Data to win the World Cup in 2014? How Microsoft predicted Oscar winners in 2015? How Golden State Warriors won the 2015 and 2017 NBA Championship?


3:00pm – 4:00pm
Major Bridge Workshop
Location: SSC-140
Speaker: Don Mineo
Let us help you choose a major.  Find out how to explore career options to find the right major, discover your educational options, and find matching schools for your desire major.