Week of Workshops

Spring 2021 Workshops

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

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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:

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

Spring 2021 WOW Schedule

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stretch and De-Stress Yoga Session
Speaker: Deidre Cavazzi
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Get ready for the semester with a yoga flow class--breathe, stretch, balance and de-stress!  Everyone is welcome, whether you are brand-new to yoga or have an established practice; modifications will be provided throughout (Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in, and join us for this session!


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How to Speak so People Want to Listen
Speaker: Prof. Tiffany Baggs
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Communication is the most crucial element for success in our society whether in business or in your social life and relationships. Learn how to communicate so others WANT to hear what you say.


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A with Jane Medling!
Speaker: Jane Medling
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Accounting is the language of business!  Learn what it takes to succeed in Accounting 1A ONLINE 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.


11:15 AM - 12:15 AM
How to Have a Successful Relationship
Speaker: Prof. Tiffany Baggs
Location: Click to access Online Workshop 
Communication will make or break all your relationships in your personal and professional lives.
People who can master this art have higher life satisfaction and who doesn't want that!  Learn how to speak to those close to you to have meaningful and rich relationships.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Promise Program - Current Students
Speaker: Erlynne Ballo
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester. Check in with your Promise Success Coach, Erlynne Ballo, to find out about this semester's requirements and upcoming events.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Trig Review:  Solving Trig Equations
Speaker: Karla Westphal
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"This workshop is designed for students going into Math 2 or Math 3A, though all students familiar with trig are welcome. We will review strategies for solving trig equations."


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Should I get a Certificate or an Associate Degree?
Speaker: Maryam Afshari
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
The differences between a Certificate and an Associate Degree. Learn what type of program is best for students who are transitioning from non-credit to credit program..


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Research Colleges
Speaker: Donnie Mineo
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Learn how to research majors and programs at colleges and universities with Career Guidance Specialist, Donnie Mineo. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tips for Success in Online Math
Speaker: Jonathan Luque
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
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).


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Survive and Thrive in Online Classes
Speaker: Brett Myhren
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
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.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Succeed in ONLINE Accounting 1A!
Speaker: Jane Medling
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Accounting is the language of business!  Learn what it takes to succeed in Accounting 1A ONLINE 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.


5:00 PM - 6:00PM
Just in Time Counseling for Spring
Speaker: Counseling Team
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
Meet with a Saddleback College Counselor to get your last-minute questions answered before the Spring semester begins. We can help answer questions about classes, prerequisites, placement results and educational planning.

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pediatric Medication Research and Calculations
Speaker: Michele Wolff    
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"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."


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Student Learning Survival Skills
Speaker: Deb Watt and Ladi Boustani
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"Our fun interactive workshop will build a ""Can do!"" attitude by learning in 5 easy steps how to be successful in your Spring 2021 online classes."


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pediatric Fluid, Calorie and Weight Calculations
Speaker: Michele Wolff
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"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 do the calculations during the session."


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flipping Calculus II
Speaker: Jason Hole
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"Welcome Happy Learners!
Please join me for a quick minute before the semester begins.  Calculus is a wonderful subject and you are one semester deep into it and are now jumping forward into a second iteration of this fun calculating with limits.  Zoom zoom! Our version is a flipped class.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the current landscape of remote learning and flex with classmates in solving math problems.
Let's find out what fun is in store in our flipped second semester course on introductory calculus."


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What is Multivariable Calculus?
Speaker: Jason Hole
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
"Welcome Happy Learners!
Congratulations on mastering single variable calculus.  Now let's do it all over again, but with multiple variables!! Much of what we do depends on how well we are prepared.  We are fortunate in that we are, in a highly oversimplified view, repeating the ideas from calculus for functions of a single variable but updated to apply to functions of multiple variables. Let's get together for a quick minute to review the basics from the first two semesters of introductory calculus with a focus on themes that reappear in the third semester."


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Let your Personality Guide You to New Careers
Speaker: Don Mineo
Location: Click to access Online Workshop
How can you use clues about your personality and preferences to identify career choices? This presentation will last approximately 1.5 hours and please show on-time or the system will stop you from entering the meeting.