WOW

Fall 2018 Week of Workshops (WOW)

Meet your instructors and start your Fall 2018 semester with success!

Join us for WOW August 14 - 17!  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.

Fall 2018 Week of Workshops Schedule (printer friendly)

Fall 2018 Week of Workshops (WOW) - August 14-17

 

 

Tuesday, August 14
 

9:00am – 10:00am LRC-160

Introduction to N161 Speaker: Anne Lawson

In this workshop we will discuss how to succeed in an online course and N161.

 


10:00am – 11:00am LRC-164

Using Canvas and Turnitin.com Speaker: Amy Casil

Students will learn how to use Turnitin.com effectively with Canvas to turn in papers and assignments and receive grades and feedback.

 


10:00am – 12:00pm LRC-108

Concept Mapping and Inspiration Speaker: Anne Lawson

This workshop will review concept mapping for all nursing students and will demonstrate how to use the Inspiration program for concept mapping.

 


10:00am – 12:00pm BGS-132

Interior Design Program Orientation Speaker: Farida Gabdrakhmanova

If you’re a new high school grad, a continuing student, an adult learner or someone who is interested in learning about Interior Design this session is for you! It’s FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE! At the orientation, faculty and staff cover many aspects of the Interior Design industry and the program at Saddleback College. Learn about certificates/degree available, specific classes and tips on success in the program. Meet faculty and get your questions answered. Connect with your future classmates.

 

11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-105

Preparing for Microbiology Speaker: Monica Friedrich

Get a head-start on preparing for Micro. Learn about required course materials and gain an overview of the semester. Students from all sections of Micro are welcome to attend.

 


11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-240

Just in Time New Student Orientation Speaker: Laura Toscano

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.

 

 

11:00am – 1:00pm SM-129

Math 3A Calculus Workshop 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.

 


11:30am – 12:30pm SSC-140

Finding Majors and Colleges that Match Speaker: Don Mineo

Do you know what you want to be when you “grow-up?” Looking for the Perfect Match in choosing a major? Tired of being asked these questions? “Undecided” is one of the most popular majors when entering college yet Career Guidance Services is available to help you in your research.


    Websites will be explored to search and evaluate specific majors and disciplines.

    A free online career assessment and exploration system will be offered to all participants with time on computers to practice, share and ask questions.

    All questions regarding navigating career pathway options, majors and colleges will be answered.

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm LRC-240

MAP Workshop Speaker: Laura Toscano

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!”

 


1:00pm – 2:30pm LRC-105

Study Abroad to Oxford: Spring 2019 Speaker: Suki Fisher

The English Department at Saddleback College offers a unique and exciting study abroad opportunity. For the duration of the nine-week program, students will be accompanied by a faculty leader, who will teach two of the three classes offered abroad. In addition to the courses offered, several academic excursions and field trips are included for the price of the program. Attend the workshop to learn more about this life- changing experience.

 


2:00pm – 4:00pm HS-109

Working with NG and G Tubes Speaker: Patricia McGinley

This workshop will provide students with review and practice inserting NG (nasogastric) tubes, administering feedings and medications via NG or G tubes, and the care/keeping of these tubes.

 


2:00pm – 4:00pm HS-112

Effective Hand-Off Report with Use of SBAR Speaker: Jacqueline Novak

Giving hand-off report when coming off shift or when there is a change in patient status is essential, and a skill in which comes with practice. This also ensure optimal patient outcomes, and ensuring all needs of the patient are being met whether physiologic or psychologic. By providing an effective hand-off and communication of a change in patient status, utilizing an SBAR technique has been proven to be a quick,

and concise yet thorough way to relay concerns about your patient. This workshop will provide 2nd through 4th semester students tools in which they can further hone in on their skills when providing hand-off report with the use of SBAR.

 


2:00pm – 4:00pm HS-115

IV Administration using the Plum Pump Speaker: Candy Nelson

Training for nursing students who will be administering medications and fluids using the Hospira MedNet Plum infusion system.

 


3:00pm – 5:00pm SM-129

Math 3B Calculus Workshop 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.

 


5:00pm – 6:00pm VIL 31-1

Environmental Portfolio: Finding the Best Articles Speaker: Matt Yurko

As part of the Intro to Environmental Studies course, the Environmental Portfolio represents a significant portion of a student’s final grade. The key to successfully completing this assignment is finding relevant and reliable articles. During this workshop, we will review the Environmental Portfolio assignment, understand what constitutes a reliable article, and discover how to find it using campus resources.

 


5:00pm – 6:00pm LRC-105

Survive and Thrive in Online Classes Speaker: Brett Myhren

Are you thinking about taking an online class? Are you already registered for one? Are you wondering about the difference between Blackboard and 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 both Blackboard and 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.

 


6:00pm – 7:00pm Child Development Center

CDE 110 Introduction to Curriculum: Orientation for Child Development Center Lab Students Speaker: Brenda Plascencia Carrizosa

This workshop is specifically intended for Child Development and Education students who are enrolled in any section of CDE 110 (Introduction to Curriculum) for this coming semester, and who are planning to complete their lab hours on campus at our Saddleback Child Development Center. We will spend some time getting to know one another, provide an orientation to the lab hour expectation for the class, give you a quick tour of the CDC, and will be able to sign you up for your lab schedule as well. Please join us and have your questions answered!


If you are not planning to complete your lab hours at the campus Child Development Center, but want to attend because you have general questions about the course, please feel free to join us.

 


6:00pm – 7:00pm LRC-108

Becoming Qualified to Teach in ECE Speaker: Krisanna McCord

In the field of early childhood education, there are several different “lists” of college course requirements to reach your career goals. You know that Saddleback has a planned curriculum to earn a certificate or AA, however, it is helpful to understand the bigger picture so you can effectively plan your future. There are several steps required to earn a Teaching Permit from the State of California. The Orange County Department of Education initiated the OC Quality STARS program a few years ago which includes education requirements for ECE teachers and directors. Individual employers have their own requirements, too. Even opening your own home child care business has requirements. Attend this workshop to gain important insights into what employers are looking for in the field of Early Childhood Education and how the courses offered at Saddleback meets these requirements.

 

Wednesday August 15
 

 

9:00am – 10:00am LRC-160

How to Succeed in English Composition Using Canvas Speaker: Bridget Hoida Mulholland

Come meet your English instructor, Professor Bridget Hoida, in person, before the semester begins. Professor Hoida will walk you through your digital classroom, show you how to locate and complete assignments and discussions online, and answer any questions you might have about Canvas online education. This is also a great opportunity to meet face-to-face before your class begins. All students who attend will receive extra credit in Professor Hoida’s class.

*This workshop is a great way to familiarize yourself with Canvas success strategies prior to instruction.

 


9:00am – 10:00am LRC-105

Critical Thinking in Architecture & Design Speaker: Ari Grayson

The workshop addresses critical thinking in architecture and design. The workshop focuses on creativity and innovation.

 


9:00am – 11:00am SM-129

Math 353 Beginning Algebra Workshop Speaker: Larry Perez

In this workshop students will review topics that are necessary to succeed in Math 353 Beginning Algebra. Topics include real numbers, solving linear and quadratic equations, and inequalities in one variable, systems of equations, operations with fractions, relations and graphs, operations with polynomials, and factoring. Students will also be informed of free online resources that are available to help students succeed in this course.

 


9:30am – 10:30am SM-202

Overview of Computer Organization and Machine Learning Speaker: George Eaton

Overview of Computer Organization and Machine Language course CS 3A. Students will build a simple 8 bit computer as part of this course.

 

10:00am – 11:00am BGS 135

Learn the Pathways You Can Take to Become a Teacher Speaker: Christina Smith

This workshop will provide you with the pathways you can take to become a teacher; whether you want to teach infants/toddlers, preschool, elementary, middle or high school. Come learn about the courses, certificates, degrees and services offered to future teachers.

 


10:00am – 11:00am LRC-212

Learning Assistance: What We Can Do For You Speaker: Kim D’Arcy

Presentation on all Learning Assistance Programs: Academic Intervention Team, LRC Tutoring Center, Student Technical Support, and Program Assisting Student Athlete Success. Assistance in study skills, tutoring strategies, and math anxiety will be covered. Light refreshments will be provided.

 


10:00am – 11:00am LRC-108

Importance of Maximizing Your Student Support Services Speaker: Adalberto Rodriguez

EOPS will present the service the program offers along with the requirements for eligibility. The presentation will then move into a student panel conversation revolving around the different support structures the students have benefitted from while in college.

 

10:00am – 12:00pm TBD

Succeeding in an Online Logic Class Speaker: Michael Monge

This workshop will provide students strategies on how to succeed in their online logic (and other) courses. We will discuss reading strategies, the importance of time management, regular planning, and scheduling. I hope to provide hands on assistance in navigating the Canvas system.

 


10:30am – 11:30am LRC-240

Aspects of U.S. Culture ESL Students Need to Know Speaker: Maryam Afshari

Topics range from the differences in the American Education System and adjustment tips for ESL students to American lifestyles.

 


11:00am – 12:00pm SM-202

Overview of Intro to Java and Raspberry Pis Speaker: George Eaton

Overview of Intro to Java CS 4A course and Raspberry Pis. This course will be using Raspberry Pis for Java projects that include some physical interfacing.

 


11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-105

Time Empowerment Speaker: David Jaime

This workshop introduces students to time management strategies and facilitates an opportunity for attendees to empower their educational and professional experience through completion of a time audit and approach.

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm LRC-240

Just in Time New Student Orientation Speaker: Erin Long

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.

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm LRC-108

Financial Aid Introduction Speaker: Katelynn Cope

This presentation provides a general overview of the Financial Aid process, how to apply, what types of awards are available, and the next steps after submitting your application.

 


1:00pm – 2:00pm LRC-230

MAP Workshop Speaker: Erin Long

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!”

 


5:00pm – 6:00pm VIL 31-1

Introduction to Ecological Restoration Speaker: Matt Yurko

Before we begin learning specific techniques during the semester, this workshop will provide an overview of ecological restoration – its history and where it stands today. The objective of this workshop is to provide broader context for students who will use this course and the Ecological Restoration certificate program to begin or further their careers in ecological restoration.

 


6:00pm – 7:00pm BGS-254

Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A! 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 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.

 

Thursday, August 16
 

 

9:30am – 10:30am PE-301

Open Studio and Introduction to the Dance Department! Speaker: Deidre Cavazzi and Steve Rosa

Interested in taking a dance class, auditioning for a production, or transferring to a university as a dance major? Stop by the dance studio (PE-301) to meet faculty and learn more about opportunities to get involved here at Saddleback in the performing arts community! We offer technique classes at all levels in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, Latin, social dance and hip-hop, as well as history and choreography courses. We also hold auditions each semester for mainstage concerts, ACDA ensemble, and interdisciplinary projects – come by and say hello!

 


11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-105

Getting the Most Out of Your College Experience Speaker: Sif Goodale

Being in college means that you are getting an education. But what does that mean to get an education? So many of us go to college because we want a job afterwards, but we all know that college is not a trade school. It does not prepare us for any particular job. So, what is the best strategy for getting the most of our time in college? This workshop focuses on clarifying what college is, why we are here, and how we can get the most out of our experience. Collectively, we will try to rethink the way we approach classes, course material, and education in order to thrive while we are in college.

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm LRC-108

Critical Thinking in Architecture & Design Speaker: Ari Grayson

The workshop addresses critical thinking in architecture and design. The workshop focuses on creativity and innovation.

 


1:30pm – 2:30pm LRC-105

How to Succeed in Human Anatomy Bio 11 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.

 


2:00pm – 3:00pm LRC-240

Just in Time New Student Orientation Speaker: Erin Long

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.

 


3:00pm – 4:00pm LRC-230

MAP Workshop Speaker: Erin Long

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!”

 


4:00pm – 5:00pm SSC-140

21st Century Skills and You  Speaker: 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. Learn about an upcoming series of workshops designed to help you understand and apply 20 important employability skills, also known as transferable skills. 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. Career coaching can be costly – why pay when you can get 12 sessions for free!

 


6:00pm – 7:00pm LRC-105

Becoming Qualified to Teach in ECE Speaker: Krisanna McCord

In the field of early childhood education, there are several different “lists” of college course requirements to reach your career goals. You know that Saddleback has a planned curriculum to earn a certificate or AA, however, it is helpful to understand the bigger picture so you can effectively plan your future. There are several steps required to earn a Teaching Permit from the State of California. The Orange County Department of Education initiated the OC Quality STARS program a few years ago which includes education requirements for ECE teachers and directors. Individual employers have their own requirements, too. Even opening your own home child care business has requirements. Attend this workshop to gain important insights into what employers are looking for in the field of Early Childhood Education and how the courses offered at Saddleback meets these requirements.

 

Friday, August 17
 

 

10:00am – 11:00am LRC-160

How to Speak so People Want to Listen Speaker: Tiffany Metcalf

This class will discuss the fears so common with public speaking, how to conquer those fears so you can captivate an audience. We will also learn what to do and not to do so others know what to hear and remember what you say! Come join us, you won’t regret it!

 


10:00am – 11:00am LRC-240

Just in Time New Student Orientation Speaker: Deb Watt

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.

 

10:00am – 11:30am BGS 244

N172 Medical Surgical Careplanning Speaker: Loretta Niccola

We will review the clinical patient careplan paperwork required for second semester students. It will include the step-by-step process and discussion covering acquiring clinical information, research and creation of the concept map, and expectations of second semester clinical careplans.

What to bring:

    6 sheets of blank 8.5x11 paper

    Clear tape

    Highlighters: pink, blue, green, purple, yellow, orange

 


11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-105

Financial Aid Introduction Speaker: Katelynn Cope

This presentation provides a general overview of the Financial Aid process, how to apply, what types of awards are available, and the next steps after submitting your application.

 


11:00am – 12:00pm LRC-230

MAP Workshop Speaker: Deb Watt

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!”

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm LRC-240

Need a Career? A Major? Strategies to YOUR Decisions Speaker: Douglas Barr

Session focus is on issues and “how to” approach to YOUR OWN decision making relative to college (and life). Discovery or affirmation as to ‘why’ you are here and where are you headed are often a mystery. Tips and several processes will be offered, including ‘what next’ regarding college major and/or career. Confidence in one’s decision can be a critical step for self-motivation that leads to student success at Saddleback College. All students are welcome.

 


12:00pm – 1:30pm LRC-108

Calculations for Meds, Fluids and Weight 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.

 


1:00pm – 2:00pm BGS-254

Succeed in Accounting 1A! 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.

 


2:00pm – 3:00pm LRC-105

Survive and Thrive in Online Classes Speaker: Brett Myhren

Are you thinking about taking an online class? Are you already registered for one? Are you wondering about the difference between Blackboard and 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 both Blackboard and 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.

 


3:30pm – 4:30pm SSC-140

Finding Majors and Colleges that Match Speaker: Don Mineo

Do you know what you want to be when you “grow-up?” Looking for the Perfect Match in choosing a major? Tired of being asked these questions? “Undecided” is one of the most popular majors when entering college yet Career Guidance Services is available to help you in your research. Websites will be explored to search and evaluate specific majors and disciplines. A free online career assessment and exploration system will be offered to all participants with time on computers to practice, share and ask questions. All questions regarding navigating career pathway options, majors and colleges will be answered.