Workshops & Training

ITL and CIDDE Calendar for 2013-2014

Scheduled Workshops

Friday, December 6, 2013, 9-10:30am
ITL (BGS 249)

Blackboard and Bagels
Join fellow faculty, including recent graduates of the Online Educator Program, for an informal discussion on tricks and tips for online teaching and learning.  These gatherings will be held the first friday of every month throughout the academic year.  Coffee, tea, and bagels will be served.

Friday, Febrary 21, 2014, 9am-4pm
SSC 212

On-Course Workshop with Jonathan Brennan.  Whether you've been working with On Course strategies for years or just care deeply about the success of your students, you are invited to attend this powerful professional development workshop. Expect to experience and learn proven strategies you can implement immediately to help your students reach more of their potential in college...and in life.  Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited, so please register ASAP at  For more information, contact Cora Swanson by email or at (949) 582-4516.

Friday, February 28, 2014, 9am-2pm
SSC 212

Habits of Mind Workshop sponsered by the California Community College Success Network (3CSN).  Lunch will be served.  Register at  At this workshop, participants will:

  • Gather new ideas about successful activities and programs that support student success

  • Understand the importance of cultivating Habits of Mind in students

  • Recognize how to embed Habits of Mind practices in their classroom activities

Click here for other 3CSN workshops being held in Orange County.

If you have an idea for an ITL workshop, please contact Kathy Damm.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • Using an Assignment Menu for Student Choice

  • Nuts and Bolts of Online Teaching

Please contact Claire Cesareo if you would like to have a Class Climate, ParScore, or SLO Assessment workshop at your next Division or Department meeting.

@ONE Certification Program for Online Instruction

Saddleback College has discontinued its Online Educator Programs.  However, @ONE offers a similar certificate program, and we are encouraging faculty to participate in this program.  Reimbursement is available to faculty who successfully complete the program.

There are 5 courses and a practicum required as part of the @ONE certification program.  You must complete Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL) as your first course.  This course is the program foundation and prepares you for all of the other courses. Once you complete IOTL you may complete the four remaining courses in any order you please.

  1. Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning

  2. Course Management Training

  3. Building Online Community with Social Media

  4. Creating Accessible Online Courses

  5. Designing Effective Online Assessments

Once you have completed the five required courses you are eligible to register for the Online Teaching Practicum.  This phase of the certification program is not a course, it is a semi-structured development phase where you work with a Peer Reviewer to refine your ePortfolio.

For more information, visit the @ONE Certification Program website at

Free Webinars

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 12:30pm, and Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10am

Generation Me in the Classroom:  Teaching Today's Young Adults
Featuring Dr. Jean Twenge, San Diego State University

Compared to previous generations at the same age, today's young adults are more likely to believe they are above average. The generational changes include increases in self-esteem, narcissism, and expectations. Attitudes toward school and work have also shifted substantially. In other words, today's young people really are different.  In this session, Jean M. Twenge helps instructors meet the challenges of connecting with "Generation Me".  The talk includes strategies for teaching, advising, and mentoring this group of rising young adults.  Sponsored by Worth Publishers.  To register, click here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:00pm

Flip Your Classroom Using 3C Media Solutions
With Tiffiny Hickey and Rico Bianchi.  Sponsored by @ONE

3C Media Solutions is your new video repository for the California Community Colleges system! You will have access to 1000’s of videos for free! Attend this webinar and learn how 3C Media Solutions can be used alone or with CCC Confer to enhance student learning, better prepare your students for classroom discussion, reach a larger audience, and save costs. At the end of this webinar, you will be able to create your own 3C Media Solutions account, create playlists, and share media – easily! To register, click here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 12:00pm

Ten Tips to Designing Your Course Masterpiece
With Larry Lambert.  Sponsored by @ONE

Trying to figure out what the best design strategy is for your new online course is more than confusing, it’s crazy. There are so many recommended methods, all very nice and neat with guaranteed results that will make you a rock star to your students and school. Parades will be in your honor, statues erected of your visage and people will stare in awe as you walk by, right? Maybe something a little less is the real truth. You are fighting each step to understand how to create a course masterpiece that will get you through the term, save time, allow you to be as creative as time permits and be something your students will respond to.

This presentation will break down the strategies that are involved in creating a course that is simple, effective and allows you to develop it with as little stress as possible. As a faculty or Instructional Designer you only land in your institutions “Learning System” when your course outline is done, content decided and you have a plan at the starting line. These ten (actually eleven but nobody catches it) simple steps are easily understood and clearly explained for your long-term awareness. Participants will take away a simple acronym that easily explains the philosophy and creativity used to build a course that bypasses much of the confusing narrative that some instructions like to create for your reading pleasure. You will have a clear and long-lasting understanding about where the real starting line is to create a course worthy of your talents and not pull your hair out trying to get there. Before you ever login to your course shell, making these strategies a part of your online teaching foundation will smooth out many of the barriers and bumps when you do start the process of building your course. To register, click here.