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 Workshop Schedule (PDF 398kB)

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)

Understanding the Basics of Excel

Is Excel a new program for you? Join this workshop to learn more about navigating Excel, basic terms and where to find further training if you need it. This workshop is designed for new users or users with very limited Excel experience.

Wednesday, January 10
1 - 2 p.m.
Harold Lamson

Statistics Prep: Algebra

This short workshop runs through the basic principles and methods of algebra that are commonly used in an Introductory Statistics study. It is a refresher with ample opportunities for interaction and practice.

Thursday, January 11
2- 3 p.m.
Harold Lamson

Introduction to Word

 

Thursday, January 11
1 - 2 p.m.
Harold Lamson

Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask!

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, January 11
7 - 8 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Introduction to PowerPoint

 

Monday, January 15                      1-2 p.m.

Harold Lamson

Statistics Prep: Excel

 

Tuesday, January 16                        1-2 p.m.                                             Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics : Intro to Data + Sign-In hour Activity-Based Statistics workshops provide conceptual and problem solving support to statistics students, including an hour of demonstration by staff followed by an unstructured "sign-in time" when students might work with staff and each other to build skills, understanding, and confidence. Each week the topic varies and demonstration problems are selected to address the course schedule for the online Activity Based Statistics course, but any statistics student might attend and ask questions. Tuesday, January 16   
7 - 8 p.m.
Sue Orrell
Buying a Computer  

Wednesday, January 17

2-3 p.m.

Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics : Intro to Data + Sign-In hour

 

See description above.

Thursday, January 18
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Unpacking Your Learning Contract: Tips for a Successful Term

Is everyone asking you about a "learning contract" and you are unsure what they mean? Do you have a learning contract and wonder what to do with it? Join this workshop to get these learning contract questions answered and more. By attending this workshop, you will be better prepared to work with your mentor!

Thursday, January 18
7- 8 p.m.

Audrey Lynch

College Writing Tools and Tips for Multi Language Learners

  Monday, January 22                    12-1 p.m.                                  Mildred VanBergen

How to Protect Yourself from Viruses and Malware

  Monday, January 22                      2-3 p.m.                                     Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics : Variation and Graphs + Sign-In hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Variation and Graphs.

Tuesday, January 23
7- 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Wenesday, January 24
12 - 1 p.m.

Tiffani Lomuto

Intermediate Excel

  Wenesday, January 24
2 - 3 p.m                                   
Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics : Variation and Graphs + Sign-In hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Variation and Graphs. Thursday, January 25
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

The ABC's of Reading Strategies

College reading can be a daunting task. This workshop gives students the tools to read more efficiently and effectively by teaching them how to build vocabulary, read for the main idea, annotate, paraphrase and summarize a text.

Monday, January 29
6 -7  p.m.
Zeeva Bukai

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Tuesday, January 30
7-8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Intermediate Word

  Wenesday, January 31
2 - 3 p.m                                   
Harold Lamson
Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Thursday, February 1
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Using Your Time Wisely: Two Strategies for Reading and Writing Efficiently  Join this workshop to learn about two specific strategies for organizing and completing your reading and writing assignments with a reasonable and effective schedule in your already busy life. In addition, you will learn how these strategies will help you prepare for meetings with your mentors and be more specific about what you have learned through reading and writing. Thursday, February 1
7- 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon

Writing College Papers: What's It All About?

This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing. Monday, February 5
7 - 8 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread.

Tuesday. February 6
7 - 8 p.m
Sue Orrell

Thesis Statements that Get the Job Done

This workshop introduces you to how effective thesis statements provide a solid foundation for strong academic papers. However, writing one can be confusing. Discover what a thesis statement really is, and practice writing and refining your own.

Wenesday, February 7
12 to 1 p.m.

Mildred Van Bergen

Introduction to Excel

 

Wenesday, February 7
2 to 3 p.m.

Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Thursday, February 8
1 - 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask!

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.

Monday, February 12
7 - 8 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Activity-Based Statistics: Regression + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Regression. Tuesday, February 13
7 - 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Activity-Based Statistics: Regression + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Regression. Thursday, February 15
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Grammar Refresh: Tips and Tools

Sometimes the smallest things we do have the biggest impact. This workshop provides tips to improve sentence clarity and strategies to avoid common grammar errors. We will have an open discussion, so bring your questions. See you their, there or they're??!!

Thursday, February 15
6 - 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Introduction to Word

 

Monday, February 19                        1-2 p.m.                                      Harold Lamson

Activity-Based Statistics: Probability + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Probability. Tuesday, February 20
7- 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Intermediate Excel

  Wednesday,  February 21             1-2 p.m.                                      Harold Lamson

Mindset at Midterm

In the last 15 years there has been a growing body of evidence that psychological factors such as our beliefs, and thoughts can have a powerful impact on academic success. This workshop will discuss some of this exciting research, and give you a chance to learn some skills needed to insure that you are able to develop and maintain an adaptive and productive mindset that will help you get the most out of your studies, your work life and maybe even your relationships.

Wednesday, February 21
7-8 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Probability + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Probability. Thursday, February 22
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism. We'll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort!

Thursday, February 22
7-8 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Research & Citing Sources Made Easy

This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects, and presents tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

Monday, February 26
7 - 8 p.m.
Michele Cooper

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Tuesday,
7 - p.m.
Sue Orrell

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

Wednesday,
7- 8 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Thursday,
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Statistics Prep: Excel

This is a basic Excel primer that focuses on the functions of Excel that are most useful in an Introductory Statistics study, with some attention on how to structure worksheets for maximum utility.

Monday,
8 - 9 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Unpacking Your Learning Contract: Tips for a Successful Term

Is everyone asking you about a "learning contract" and you are unsure what they mean? Do you have a learning contract and wonder what to do with it? Join this workshop to get these learning contract questions answered and more. By attending this workshop, you will be better prepared to work with your mentor!

Tuesday,
1-2 p.m.

Audrey Lynch

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Tuesday,
7 - 8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Using Your Time Wisely: Two Strategies for Reading and Writing Efficiently

Join this workshop to learn about two specific strategies for organizing and completing your reading and writing assignments with a reasonable and effective schedule in your already busy life. In addition, you will learn how these strategies will help you prepare for meetings with your mentors and be more specific about what you have learned through reading and writing.

Monday,
7 - 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon

Writing College Papers: What's It All About?

This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing.

Tuesday,
12-1 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday,
7-8 p.m

Anne McDonough

Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, & 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,
6-7 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Thursday,
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Monday,
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday,
1-2 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Thesis Statements that Get the Job Done

This workshop introduces you to how effective thesis statements provide a solid foundation for strong academic papers. However, writing one can be confusing. Discover what a thesis statement really is, and practice writing and refining your own.

Wenesday,                                    6-7 p.m.

Aisha Wilson-Carter

Research & Citing Sources Made Easy

This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects, and presents tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

Monday,
7 - 8 p.m.
Michele Cooper

Grammar Refresh: Tips and Tools

Sometimes the smallest things we do have the biggest impact. This workshop provides tips to improve sentence clarity and strategies to avoid common grammar errors. We will have an open discussion, so bring your questions. See you their, there or they're??!!

Wednesday,
6 - 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Activity-Based Statistics: Hypothesis Testing with Proportions + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Hypothesis Testing with Proportions. Thursday,
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Monday,
12 to 1 p.m.

Tiffani Lomuto

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

Wednesday,                                  6-7 p.m.

Jill Holland

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Thursday,
1-2 p.m.

Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Tuesday,
7-8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Thursday,
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday,
7-8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Activity-Based Statistics: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday,
1-2 p.m.
Sue Orrell

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.

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