Student Success Workshops


Fall 2017

Need help with library skills? Attend one of these workshops.

MiraCosta Library Welcome & Tour
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! WELCOME! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and take a quick tour of library services and resources that you'll be using for most (if not all)of your classes.

Finding Scholarly Articles
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Did you know that the MiraCosta Library subscribes to more than 35,000 individual magazines, newspapers, and academic journals?! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access millions of articles for fun or for research papers!

Citing in APA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to APA Style!​ You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a References page.

Citing in MLA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to MLA Style (8th Edition)! You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a Works Cited page.

 

Need help with a specific student success skill? Attend one of these workshops.

Yoga on the Green
Presenters: MiraCosta Yoga Interns
Yoga on the Green is a free yoga event led by MiraCosta Yoga Interns to promote health and wellness. Anyone can drop by to participate and no experience or equipment is needed. If you are keen, come join us for Yoga on the Green! Be sure to bring a mat or towel.

Overcoming Math Anxiety
Presenters: Leila Safaralian & Karina Duarte-Braunstein
Do you have math anxiety? Learn how to succeed in math and how to deal with math anxiety. In this workshop, presented by a math instructor and a counselor, you will learn about:  how the brain works, learning styles, smart choices, mathematical mindset, success strategies, homework hints, managing math anxiety, stress reduction techniques, and test taking tips.

Oral Presentations
Presenters: Anthony Ongyod and Eric Robertson
Developing, designing, and delivering one’s course work out loud and in front of your fellow students.

Minimize Stress, Calm Your Senses, Focus on Success
Presenter: Erika Vasquez
Does stress get in the way of your academic success?  Come and join us for an interactive workshop that identifies key stress relief strategies for college students.  Do it now before midterms and finals take over your world!

Identity Theft
Presenter: California Coast Credit Union
In this interactive workshop you'll learn to spot social engineering attempts, safer ways to interact through social media and how to minimize your online risk both at work and at home.

Smart Borrowing
Presenter: Alison Cotter
Learn about the different types of student loans and repayment plans available. Get information on how to handle student debt and avoid default.

Managing Money
Presenter: California Coast Credit Union
Designed to introduce basic money terms and discuss the basics of budgeting requirements.

Holiday Saving & Spending
Presenter: California Coast Credit Union
Develop a plan for saving and spending over the holiday season while focusing on what matters. You'll also discuss strategies for dealing with the aftermath of holiday spending.

Need help with skills for an online class, online platform or specific computer program? Attend one of these workshops.

Student Orientation to Online Learning for BlackBoard
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Blackboard this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

Student Orientation to Online Learning for Canvas
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class in Canvas this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

SURF
Presenter: Jesse Leon
Trouble getting your SURF ID and password? When can I enroll? How to add, drop and pay for courses. What's my Financial Aid status? Where are my grades? Get answers at the SURF student workshop.

BlackBoard
Presenter: Jesse Leon
How do I submit a document through BlackBoard? What is a Discussion Board? Where are all my assignments? Get answers to these questions and more!

Canvas
Presenter: Jesse Leon
Canvas, MiraCosta's new online system that will be replacing both Moodle and Blackboard in the near future, find out what this new online system is all about!

Strike Read and Write Gold
Presenter: Robert Erichsen
Tired of reading your textbook?  Ever wanted to have your textbook read out loud to you?  Come learn how this program can do just that.