Week of Workshops

Fall 2021 Workshops August 17-20

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

Week of Workshops Flyer (coming online soon)

Join us for WOW! 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:

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

Fall 2021 WOW Schedule

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Transfer Planning and Transfer Agreements and Guarantees Workshop (General/Undecided)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Rachman
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Are you planning to transfer to a UC, CSU, and private university? Learn about transfer planning and the various transfer agreements.


 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Headed for Success: What You Need to Know for Prof. Major’s Online Class
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Nicole Major
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
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 her 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.


Transfer Planning and Transfer Agreements and Guarantees Workshop (Business/Economics)
Time: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Rachman
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Are you planning to transfer to a UC, CSU, and private university? Learn about transfer planning and the various transfer agreements. This workshop will focus on Business and Economic related majors.


How to Research Programs at Colleges and Universities
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Location: SSC 140 and Workshop Zoom Link
Learn how to research majors and programs at colleges and universities with Career Guidance Specialist, Donnie Mineo. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. You can sign into Zoom 10 minutes early to ensure you can connect properly. Workshop in person will be located in SSC 140


Zoom Orientation
Time: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Speaker: Marni Fisher
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Class is online... but wouldn't it be great to try out the technology and get your questions about Canvas answered before the semester starts? Hop on this session for a chance to try out Zoom tools and go over a quick introduction to navigating Canvas.


Welcome to CHIRLA’S Legal Services for Saddleback College
Time: 4:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Speaker: Karen Hernandez from Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Learn about the legal services offered at Saddleback College and other community college throughout the state. Gain a better understanding of the programs offered through Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and how to get involved. Also learn how to make a legal appointment with one of our attorneys!


Business and Economics Pathway Session
Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Speaker: Donna Franks Sayed
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
In this WOW Workshop, we will present the Business and Economics pathway, introduce students to resources, and program faculty, and answer any questions students may have. If you feel like Business or Economics might be a path for you, please join us for this session!


Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway Welcome Event
Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Engels
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Join the Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway team for a WOW Week presentation about the unique opportunities and support programs within the Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway and a general overview of what Saddleback College Learning Pathways are. This informative and interactive presentation is designed to empower students. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will learn how to get connected and stay connected to the College community and learn about the various habits, tips, and resources frequently used by successful students, and much more. We want to provide students with the information they need to start the Fall 2021 semester on the right foot - feeling organized, prepared, and ready to take ownership of their education to reach their goals. Come one, come all, family members and friends are encouraged to attend! We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

How to Have a Successful Relationship
Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Speaker: Tiffany Baggs
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Communicating effectively is the most crucial skill in all of our relationships. Research shows that more than money, sex, in-laws, or finances that poor communication is the number one reason couples/relationships break up. Don't be that statistic! Break the cycle. We will discuss and learn tactics to enhance your relationship communication patterns and abilities.


Transfer Planning and Transfer Agreements and Guarantees Workshop (STEM)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Rachman
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Are you planning to transfer to a UC, CSU, and private university? Learn about transfer planning and the various transfer agreements. This workshop will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math related majors


How to Speak so People Want to Listen
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Speaker: Tiffany Baggs
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Communicating is the most crucial life skill in today's world. We need to talk so we achieve our goals and get our information to others. Learn crucial communication skills to be interesting and engaging and others will want to hear what you say.


Exploring Saddleback College through the Digital Campus Map
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Speaker: Stephanie Reyna
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Where's the nearest bathroom? How do I get to the LRC? Common questions about locations on campus can be answered by using Saddleback's digital map! The map is free to use and readily available on your mobile device or computer. Find labs, bathrooms, and food all in one place. You can even take a tour of the college from your computer or phone. The digital campus map is a great way to find your classrooms and best routes on campus before the first day of classes.


Early College Pathways for SVUSD Students
Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Speaker: Bruce Beardsley
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
This is a time for students in the ECP Program Cohort #2 to receive an orientation. We will take the first 30 minutes to review basics of organization, time management, basics of enrolling in an asynchronous course, and program course sequencing review. Then we break into 2 groups and place the instructors in each group to review their class expectations.


Health & Wellness Pathway Faculty Lead
Time: 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Branch-Stewart
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Provide an overview of the Learning Pathways program; assist prospective and existing students in getting started in the academic process, inform them of the various Learning Pathways, and direct them to relevant student services.


Literature and Languages Learning Pathway, Welcome Event
Time: 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Speaker: Ryan Hitch
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
This welcome event is designed to introduce the Literature and Languages Learning Pathway, review various pathway resources, and provide tips for success. Anyone who wants to know more about Learning Pathways or wants to join the Literature and Languages Learning Pathway should consider attending this event.


Welcome to the Math, Science, & Engineering Learning Pathway
Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Speaker: Sam Abbas
Location: Science 313 and Workshop Zoom Link
Host will introduce students to the Math, Science, and Engineering Learning Pathway and its rewards.

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Literature and Languages Learning Pathway, Welcome Event
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Ryan Hitch
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
This welcome event is designed to introduce the Literature and Languages Learning Pathway, review various pathway resources, and provide tips for success. Anyone who wants to know more about Learning Pathways or wants to join the Literature and Languages Learning Pathway should consider attending this event.


Transfer Planning and TAG Workshop (Education/Teaching)
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Rachman
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Are you planning to transfer to a UC, CSU, and private university? Learn about transfer planning and the various transfer agreements. This workshop will focus on majors related to teaching and education.


Making Google Suite Your Friend
Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Speaker: Marni Fisher and Kimiya Maghzi
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Did you know that Saddleback provides you with a GSuite account through your email? Learn how to access your account, explore tricks for using Google Docs so you never lose your work again, and practice using GSuite tools for collaboration. Students will be introduced to and be given a chance to try out gDrive, gDocs, gDraw, gSlides, and gSites.


Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway WOW Workshop Welcome Event
Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Engels
Location: Workshop Zoom Link
Join the Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway team for a WOW Week presentation about the unique opportunities and support programs within the Social Sciences & Education Learning Pathway and a general overview of what Saddleback College Learning Pathways are. This informative and interactive presentation is designed to empower students. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will learn how to get connected and stay connected to the College community and learn about the various habits, tips, and resources frequently used by successful students, and much more. We want to provide students with the information they need to start the Fall 2021 semester on the right foot - feeling organized, prepared, and ready to take ownership of their education to reach their goals. Come one, come all, family members and friends are encouraged to attend! We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you there!


Choose Your Major
Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Location: SSC 140 and Workshop Zoom Link
Career Guidance Specialist Donnie Mineo will walk you through how to choose a major by aligning this important choice with educational and career research. You will learn about the career planning process that will help propel you into your future! Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. You can sign into Zoom 10 minutes early to ensure you can connect properly. In-person workshop will be held in SSC 140.