Learning Support

Workshops Calendar

Academic support workshops are offered both online and onsite throughout the state of New York. When you select one of the tabs below, you will go immediately to the current schedule for the onsite and online workshops. Please follow the directions on each tab to how to attend the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you.

Onsite at College Locations

NOTE: If you do not see the college location where you study listed on this page, please contact your local director of academic support (DAS) for information about workshops available to you.

Online Workshops

The workshops listed below are offered online in our virtual classroom at http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.  

Download the schedule in PDF format: Online Workshops January - April 2016 (PDF  231kB)

While registration is not required, we highly encourage students to register in order to get reminder emails and any updates about the workshops. To register, send an email to learning.support@esc.edu and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.

All times shown are Eastern Time (E.T.).

Workshop TitleDescriptionDate, Time and
Workshop Leader(s)
Academic Support:
Who To/ How To
This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across New York state and online. Thursday, Jan. 14
6-7 p.m.

Mildred VanBergen
Managing Yourself as a Successful Student This workshop presents you with some practical tips and strategies for how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs. Tuesday, Jan. 19
12-1 p.m.

Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
How to Succeed in College Reading: Effective Strategies This workshop outlines strategies for you to use before, during and after reading, helping you learn how to best focus and how to select important information from a text. You will also learn about ways to improve your abilities to retain and analyze what you have read. Wednesday, Jan. 27
6-7 p.m.
Miriam Russell,
Daniel McCrea
Learning Strategies for Math and Science This workshop focuses on some effective strategies for studying math and science topics as well as highlighting some great resources available to help students learn in the math and sciences. You will be introduced to a problem solving approach that can be applied to any kind of quantitative learning. Tuesday, Feb. 9
12-1 p.m.
Sue Orrell
Writing College Papers: What’s It All About? This workshop reviews the basics of writing the college essay. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may, or may not, remember about academic writing. This workshop will be an excellent, quick refresher on writing basics! Tuesday, Feb. 9
6-7 p.m.

Brett Sherman
Learning and Studying Styles: Developing a Customized Study Plan This workshop helps you identify your own learning style and shows you how to develop learning and studying strategies that work for you so you can create a customized approach to achieving academic success. Thursday, Feb. 11
12-1 p.m.
 
Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Navigating College Writing for Emergent Multilingual Students This workshop covers a range of topics specifically for ESL/multilingual learners, including the benefits of being multilingual, communicating with mentors by email, writing essay sections, some grammar issues, study tips and tools for success. Thursday, Feb. 11
6-7 p.m.
Mildred VanBergen
Grammar Brush-Up This workshop discusses how you can learn to avoid several common mistakes in grammar and punctuation that make college writing less professional and effective. It is designed for students who are new to college writing, who have been away from it for some time, or who would simply like a refresher on the basics of writing clear, well-formed sentences.

Thursday, Feb. 18
6-7 p.m.
Brett Sherman, 
Carolyn Wilsey

Thesis Statements to Make Your Professors Swoon Effective thesis statements provide a solid foundation for strong academic papers. Discover the components of a quality thesis statement, and practice writing and refining your own. Tuesday, Feb. 23
6-7 p.m.
Aimee Woznick
Research and Citing Sources Made Easy This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and shows you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism. Monday, Feb. 29
6-7 p.m.

Aimee Woznick
Mindset at Midterm This workshop helps you examine, and perhaps change how you think about intelligence, which can have a powerful effect on your success in college. Wednesday, March 2
6-7 p.m.
Daniel McCrea
StrengthsQuest: What are Your Strengths and Talents? Learn why our strengths and talents are important, and new research that shows us how we can identify and use them in college and in our lives. Wednesday, March 9 
6-7 p.m.
Daniel McCrea
Academic Support:
Who To/ How To
This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across New York state and online. Thursday, March 10
12-1 p.m.

Mildred VanBergen
Summarizing and Paraphrasing This workshop shows you how summarizing and paraphrasing are essential skills for academic writing. Learn strategies for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively and efficiently to maximize understanding and avoid plagiarism. Thursday, March 10
6-7 p.m.

Brett Sherman,
Mildred VanBergen
Managing Yourself as a Successful Student This workshop presents you with some practical tips and strategies for how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs. Wednesday, March 16
6-7 p.m.

Mildred VanBergen
Research and Citing Sources Made Easy This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and shows you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism. Friday, March 18
12-1 p.m.

Aimee Woznick
Learning Strategies for Math and Science This workshop focuses on some effective strategies for studying math and science topics as well as highlighting some great resources available to help students learn in the math and sciences. You will be introduced to a problem solving approach that can be applied to any kind of quantitative learning. Tuesday, March 29
12-1 p.m.
Sue Orrell
The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Wednesday, March 30
6-7 p.m.

Daniel McCrea 
Reading for Results This workshop will familiarize you with a reading strategy and notetaking system designed to help you with common college reading challenges. Thursday, April 7
12-12:30 p.m.

Seana Logsdon,
Anne McDonough
Using Transitional Words and Phrases: The Keys to Academic Writing This workshop will help you discover how transitional words and phrases link your ideas, clarify your thesis and impress your professors. Enhance your writing power with learning how to improve your use of transitional words and phrases. Thursday, April 7
6-7 p.m.
Miriam Russell,
Daniel McCrea
Writing College Papers: What’s It All About? This workshop reviews the basics of writing the college essay. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may, or may not, remember about academic writing. This workshop will be an excellent, quick refresher on writing basics! Tuesday, April 12
12-1 p.m.

Brett Sherman
Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, and the High Performance Mind This workshop helps you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life. Learn how to easily trigger flow and the relaxation response, and about their power, creativity and health benefits for our bodies, brains, and minds. The knowledge and skills taught in this interactive workshop can help you to be a successful student and all around healthier person. Wednesday, April 13 
6-7 p.m.

Daniel McCrea

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you:

Tips for First-time Users

Follow this link to access the Academic Support web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Please log in ahead of time to make sure you can get in without any problem.

You can access the online workshops via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

On a Computer or Laptop

  • Put the web conference “room” address - http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops - into your web browser.
  • At the login prompt, type your first and last name and hit Enter.
  • Java will load.
  • When prompted to run Blackboard Collaborate, click "run."
  • Select the connection speed and you’re in!

On a Smartphone or Tablet

  • Download the free application “Blackboard Collaborate” from your app store.
  • Follow the directions on screen and, when prompted, use the web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.

For Technical Assistance

Please contact the ITS Service Desk.