The Skillshop

Welcome to The Skillshop

Learning Resources has compiled essential content to support your academic, professional, and personal growth as an MDC student and beyond.

From June 20th through July 22nd, we are offering over sixty live Skillshop sessions for you to attend covering various topics including Blackboard Learning, Zoom Essentials Training, Food Safety, Health & Wellness, Time Management, Collaborative Teamwork, Scientific Writing, and much more! See the full schedule of college-wide offerings below. Additionally, click the Pre-recorded Workshops tab to select pre-recorded sessions already accessible on-demand that you can view at any time. All workshops are at no cost.

We look forward to seeing you! For more information, contact Patrick Henry or visit Learning Resources Page.

For issues enrolling in classes please contact the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development by calling 305-237- 0651 and selecting your home campus. 

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Monday, June 20

Negotiation Skills - 10:00 AM

This workshop gives students an overview of the negotiating process, how to develop a negotiation strategy, identify emotional indicators in the negotiating process, and understanding the outcomes of a negotiation. This workshop is a collaboration between the Business Department and Learning Resources.

Business Etiquette - 12:00 PM

The Business Etiquette workshop will explore the five types of business etiquette that serve as general guidelines for manners and behavior within a professional setting.

Google Ads Display - 2:00 PM

Based on current market demand, Google is prioritizing for marketing professionals, Google Search, Google Video Ads and Google Display certification. All options to deliver targeted paid media campaigns through Google, YouTube and the Google Display Network.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - 4:00 PM

This workshop focuses on how to collaboratively work within a team environment. Participants will learn how to form a team, how to manage the team using project management software, achieving consensus, and resolving group conflicts. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.


Tuesday, June 21

Network Your Way to the Top - 10:00 AM

Over 75% of all jobs are filled through referral. Your network is your net worth so it is very important to expand your contacts and meet new people. Presented by MDC Works.

Citing Sources - 12:00 PM

Students will learn to identify the basic citation ingredients of APA and MLA formatting.

Get That Job! Resume Writing - 2:00 PM

Students will take part in a fun, interactive, moderator-led quiz activity that will (1) test mastery of key concepts and (2) promote reciprocal peer learning through discussion.

Financial Literacy - 4:00 PM

Participants will increase connections to key campus resources (Financial Aid/Single Stop/TRIO) to secure and maintain academic funding, as well as make informed judgments and effective decisions regarding the use and management of money.

Citing Sources - 5:00 PM

Students will learn to identify the basic citation ingredients of APA and MLA formatting.


Wednesday, June 22th

Interview Skills - 10:00 AM

Participants will acquire relevant skills for success in a job interview and follow-up letter.

Wikipedia Workshop - 12:00 PM

This Wikipedia workshop is designed to expose learners to the power of information literacy and equip them with the boldness necessary to be Wikipedia contributors.

Google Ads Search - 12:00 PM

Based on current market demand, Google is prioritizing for marketing professionals, Google Search, Google Video Ads and Google Display certification. All options to deliver targeted paid media campaigns through Google, YouTube and the Google Display Network.

Miami-Dade Public Library System - Paving the Road to Success - 12:00 PM

Join us for an on-site presentation of Miami Dade Public Library System’s myriad of services, spaces, and resources specially gathered to help our patrons succeed on their personal, academic, and professional endeavors. This program is part of Miami-Dade College Summer Enrichment Fair. Ages 12+.

Linked In Profile - 2:00 PM

Learn to create an effective profile on LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site available today. Connect to jobs, internships and industry professionals. Presented by MDC Works.


Thursday, June 23

Hootsuite Certification - 10:00 AM

Hootsuite allows professional social media marketers to plan, schedule, engage & monitor all Social Media from one dashboard for greatest ROI.

Sentence Fragments & Run-On Sentences - 12:00 PM

Students will learn how to avoid disconnecting sentences from the main clause.

Office 365 - 12:00 PM

The main objective is for students to become familiar with the different tools available through Microsoft Office 365.

Business Etiquette - 2:00 PM

The Business Etiquette workshop will explore the five types of business etiquette that serve as general guidelines for manners and behavior within a professional setting.

Sentence Fragments & Run-On Sentences - 5:00 PM

Students will learn how to avoid disconnecting sentences from the main clause.


Friday, June 24

Financial Success: Personal Finance - 10:00 AM

Learn tips on how to create success with your personal finances. Presented by MDC Works.

Business Etiquette - 12:00 PM

The Business Etiquette workshop will explore the five types of business etiquette that serve as general guidelines for manners and behavior within a professional setting.


Saturday, June 25

Sentence Fragments & Run-On Sentences - 12:00 PM

Students will learn how to avoid disconnecting sentences from the main clause.

Monday, June 27th

Post Pandemic Student Wellbeing - 10:00 AM

Strategies and motivation for coping and thriving in the new normal.

Procrastination: How to Get Started - 2:00 PM

Participants in this workshop will learn what triggers procrastination, how to start an assignment, review the concept of the flat outline, and learn techniques to feel calmer with upcoming assignment due dates. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Civic Action Scorecard - 4:00 PM

Brought to you by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED), this workshop will introduce you to the Civic Action Scorecard - a tool that enables community members to become active and engaged in civic initiatives. Learn how different levels of participation will earn you a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award. The six workshops in this series will cover the many ways to get involved. Attend one or attend them all.


Tuesday, June 28th

Democratic Engagement - 10:00 AM

Presented by iCED, this workshop will prepare you to take an active role in the political process. Come learn about 27 actions you can take to engage with Democracy.

Everyone a Changemaker - 2:00 PM

Introduction to changemaker education at Miami Dade College.

Social Innovation - 4:00 PM

This workshop will help you develop solutions to challenging issues in support of social progress. Brought to you by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED).


Wednesday, June 29th

Changemaking - 10:00 AM

You can make the world a better place by learning deeply about issues that matter to you and taking action to create positive change in those areas. This workshop, presented by The Office of Changemaking Education and Social Innovation, explores how you can stand out at work and make a difference in their community.

Wikipedia Workshop - 12:00 PM

This Wikipedia workshop is designed to expose learners to the power of information literacy and equip them with the boldness necessary to be Wikipedia contributors

Miami-Dade Public Library System - Paving the Road to Success - 12:00 PM

Join us for an on-site presentation of Miami Dade Public Library System’s myriad of services, spaces, and resources specially gathered to help our patrons succeed on their personal, academic, and professional endeavors. This program is part of Miami-Dade College Summer Enrichment Fair. Ages 12+.

Emotional Intelligence - 12:00 PM

An interactive workshop to discuss the power of words and positive affirmations!

Environment & Sustainability - 2:00 PM

This workshop will help you develop solutions to challenging issues in support of social progress. Brought to you by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED).


Thursday, June 30th

Protect Yourself with Food Safety - 12:00 PM

Food safety and sanitation tips for cooking at home.

Emotional Intelligence - 2:00 PM

An interactive workshop to discuss the power of words and positive affirmations!

Community Well Being - 4:00 PM

iCED presents ways we can all contribute to the positive or healthy development of members of our community.


Friday, July 1st

Arts & Culture - 2:00 PM

Come discover how the arts strengthen and enrich our communities.

Tuesday, July 5th

Zoom Essentials - 10:00 AM

This workshop focuses on teaching students how to participate in class by using reactions, sharing content, setting up audio & video, sharing video, muting and unmuting, using chat features, and other best practices. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Subject-Verb Agreement - 12:00 PM

Students will learn how subjects and verbs must agree in person and number.

One Note - 12:00 PM

Through an exploration of the key functions of Microsoft OneNote, participants will create a digital lab notebook to organize experiment proposals, designs, data collection and results. Participants will also use the innovative tool to connect to remote resources available through the Learning Resources department.

Computer-Aided Design, Programs and Applications - 1:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering Student, Luis Luna will give a comprehensive overview of CAD software and how it is utilized in the Makers Lab.

Crypto Currency – 2:00 PM

Attendees will learn the Definition of Crypto Currencies, Crypto vs Fiat Currency, Technical and Fundamentals of Crypto Currencies, and How to trade or invest in Crypto Currencies. Hosted by the Business Innovation and Technology Center.

Subject-Verb Agreement - 5:00 PM

Students will learn how subjects and verbs must agree in person and number.


Wednesday, July 6th

Zoom Essentials - 10:00 AM

Students will be introduced to Zoom as an interactive instructional tool to support the course offerings through MDC LIVE (Learning Interactively in a Virtual Environment).

Digital Preservation - 12:00 PM

Have you ever given thought to your digital footprint? Just as each of us builds a collection of physical objects, we also amass personal digital collections including photos, videos, and documents. It can seem as though these items are safe and sound on our phones and computers, but disaster can strike in various ways and wipe out precious memories and information. Fortunately, there are a number of low cost and often free ways to protect your digital “stuff.” Join us for this informative workshop.

Wikipedia Workshop - 12:00 PM

This Wikipedia workshop is designed to expose learners to the power of information literacy and equip them with the boldness necessary to be Wikipedia contributors.

Adobe Spark - 2:00 PM

Electronic portfolios demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the employment sector or gain entry to graduate school. Learn to use Adobe Spark to showcase your work and create a professional e-portfolio.

Adobe Skills - 6:00 PM

This workshop will give attendees a better understanding of basic Adobe skills including the best way to learn how to use Photoshop, edit photos, and design graphics. This workshop is a collaboration between the Fashion Institute and Learning Resources.


Thursday, July 7th

Basics of Trading – 10:00 AM

Attendees of this workshop will learn the definition of trading vs investing, financial products for trading, Learning Technical Analysis, learning how to read charts, and Indicators to use on your trading. Presented by the Business Innovation and Technology Center.

Composing Speeches - 12:00 PM

Students will learn how to identify workable topics and credible sources while overcoming common obstacles when writing a speech.

Tech Tools: Work Smarter, Stay Connected, and Reach Your Goals - 12:00 PM

Join MDC Learning Resources on Thursday, July 7 at 12:00 p.m. for Tech Tools, a brand-new, 60-minute workshop that will help you work smarter, stay connected, and reach your goals. This lively workshop, conveniently offered over Zoom, will cover free tools and resources that are under the radar or underutilized or both. We promise this workshop will teach you something new and useful and we hope to see you there!

Using Archival Video In Your Projects - 2:00 PM

MDC is home to an astoundingly rich collection of video history known as the Wolfson Archives. Students and faculty have free access to over 23 million feet of film and 35,000 hours of videotape covering Florida’s history, and much of it has been digitized. This workshop will show you how to get started using this resource for film projects and class projects.

Zoom Essentials - 4:00 PM

This workshop focuses on teaching students how to participate in class by using reactions, sharing content, setting up audio & video, sharing video, muting and unmuting, using chat features, and other best practices. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Composing Speeches - 5:00 PM

Students will learn how to identify workable topics and credible sources while overcoming common obstacles when writing a speech.


Friday, July 8th

Zoom Essentials - 2:00 PM

This workshop focuses on teaching students how to participate in class by using reactions, sharing content, setting up audio & video, sharing video, muting and unmuting, using chat features, and other best practices. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.


Saturday, July 9th

Subject-Verb Agreement - 12:00 AM

Students will learn how subjects and verbs must agree in person and number.

Monday, July 11th

Student Success Skills- 10:00 AM

This workshop focuses on essential skills that all students should be aware of and covers topics such as cubicle etiquette, email etiquette, social media etiquette, time management, and behavior in public spaces. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Canvas 101 - 12:00 PM

This workshop is intended to support students in navigating Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and support learning in and outside of the classroom in a virtual setting.

Single Stop - 2:00 PM

Join Single Stop to get you connected with valuable resources such as food assistance, healthcare, individual mental health counseling, one-on-one financial coaching, emergency aid up to $500.00, assistance for youth experiencing homelessness, and various other services. All of our services are free to Miami Dade College students and their immediate family members.

Time Management - 4:00 PM

Time management is an important skill for college, the workforce and when dealing with multiple commitments. This workshop will require students to: *Work with the class syllabus and a planner to note deadlines and major assignments. *Identify priorities—the most important things to spend time on. *Prepare a realistic weekly schedule that includes class and study time. *Use one to-do list keep track of what to do each week.


Tuesday, July 12th

What I Wish I Knew as an MDC Student - 10:00 AM

Two recent graduates will share key tips they learned during their time attending and working at MDC so that you can know everything they wish they knew when they began their educational journey! It will include information for everything from tutoring resources, to on campus resources, to how to view your degree audit, and so much more!

Get Onboard for Blackboard - 2:00 PM

This workshop will review multiple features of Blackboard such as how to find and navigate through your course, find and reply to course messages, track your assignment submissions, and so much more! Presented by Learning Resources.

Use Study Time Well - 4:00 PM

This interactive workshop will introduce the study cycle to students and guide them in the application of different studying strategies based on learning needs.


Wednesday, July 13th

Study Tips and Time Management - 10:00 AM

This workshop will share helpful study tips for different course modalities (such as MDC Live, Blended, MDCOnline, etc.), and will offer practical strategies for developing time management skills. Presented by ACCESS-MEED.

Miami-Dade Public Library System - Paving the Road to Success - 12:00 PM

Join us for an on-site presentation of Miami Dade Public Library System’s myriad of services, spaces, and resources specially gathered to help our patrons succeed on their personal, academic, and professional endeavors. This program is part of Miami-Dade College Summer Enrichment Fair. Ages 12+.

Wikipedia Workshop - 12:00 pm

This Wikipedia workshop is designed to expose learners to the power of information literacy and equip them with the boldness necessary to be Wikipedia contributors.


Thursday, July 14th

Active Learning Strategies - 12:00 PM

Active learning engages students in the learning process, creating active and strong connections in the brain. In this session participants will learn three Active Learning techniques to use and adapt in tutoring sessions. Participants will learn to incorporate Think-Pair-Share, Exit Ticket, and Jigsaw techniques when learning.

Learning Resources 101 - 2:00 PM

Participants will join an interactive tour of the campus library and its many resources. How Well Do You Know Your Library- Virtual Escape Room OR Missing in the Stacks.

Mastering PowerPoint - 6:00 PM

This workshop will demonstrate various strategies to enhance and complement live presentations. Participants review tools to create thoughtful and effective presentations and apply new presentation concepts learned.


Friday, July 15th

Blackboard 101 - 10:00 AM

This workshop will review multiple features of Blackboard such as how to find and navigate through your course, find and reply to course messages, track your assignment submissions, and so much more! Presented by Learning Resources.

Academic Support in Learning Resources - 12:00 PM

The workshop is designed to promote student academic success in different subject areas, life skills and digital literacy.

Time Management - 2:00 PM

Time management is an important skill for college, the workforce and when dealing with multiple commitments. This workshop will require students to: *Work with the class syllabus and a planner to note deadlines and major assignments. *Identify priorities—the most important things to spend time on. *Prepare a realistic weekly schedule that includes class and study time. *Use one to-do list keep track of what to do each week.

Monday, July 18th

APA Style Formatting - 10:00 AM

This workshop will introduce you to important aspects of using the American Psychological Association (APA) Style to write and format research papers. You should begin with the introductory material, which covers what APA Style is, why it is used, and who should apply it to their work. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

"Dear Professor" - 12:00 PM

Participants will learn that an email is a legal contract and will be guided through best practices in writing appropriate business emails to professors, employers, and businesses.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Nursing Student? - 4:00 PM

Hear first-hand from MDC nursing students: A panel discussion with bachelor's nursing students about how to get into the nursing program at MDC, how to be a successful nursing student, and how to graduate successfully! With a live Q&A to follow.


Tuesday, July 19th

Netiquette - 10:00 AM

This presentation focuses on internet etiquette and effective communication. We discuss communication mediums ranging from emails [to discussion board posts] to social media. Additionally, we address the importance of differentiating between formal and informal language in different contexts. Finally, we discuss the value of surveys as a communication tool.

Giving Speeches - 12:00 PM

Students will learn to become more natural public speakers by using visual aids and verbal and nonverbal cues to connect with the audience and feel more confident during the presentation.

Thesis Statement - 12:00 PM

This workshop focuses on understanding the characteristics of a strong thesis and how to write one, and sample thesis statements will be reviewed. Attendees will begin drafting their own thesis statements as part of an interactive exercise during this workshop. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Acing NCLEX - 4:00 PM

An instructional webinar guiding the student through the ins and outs of Peterson's Test Prep database with an eye to maximizing NCLEX test prep resources including practice exams, course material, and study guides.

Giving Speeches - 5:00 PM

Students will learn to become more natural public speakers by using visual aids and verbal and nonverbal cues to connect with the audience and feel more confident during the presentation.


Wednesday, July 20th

Library Instruction - 10:00 AM

This workshop shows students how to use the many library features and tools that are available. These features include how to utilize academic search tools, video services, e-book services, database searches, course reserves, reference desk services, and virtual librarian services. Brought to you by the Learning Resources Department.

Miami-Dade Public Library System - Paving the Road to Success - 12:00 PM

Join us for an on-site presentation of Miami-Dade Public Library System’s myriad of services, spaces, and resources specially gathered to help our patrons succeed on their personal, academic, and professional endeavors. This program is part of Miami-Dade College Summer Enrichment Fair. Ages 12+.

Stress Free Essays - 12:00 PM

This workshop will cover time management, the writing process, as well as stress reduction strategies.

MLA Style Formatting - 6:00 PM

Participants will better understand the basic rules of the MLA formatting style and how to use appropriate citation formats.


Thursday, July 21st

Editing Your Final Paper - 12:00 PM

Students will learn to proofread, edit, revise by using conventional sentence structure and by correcting sentence errors such as fragments, run-ons, comma splices, misplaced modifiers, and faulty parallelism.

Analyzing Sources & Conducting Effective Research - 1:00 PM

With an emphasis on library information literacy skills and tailored for STEM students, this workshop covers methodologies and criteria for selecting informational resources to help enhance and demystify the research process.

Editing Your Final Paper - 5:00 PM

Students will learn to proofread, edit, revise by using conventional sentence structure and by correcting sentence errors such as fragments, run-ons, comma splices, misplaced modifiers, and faulty parallelism.


Friday, July 22nd

TESLA Start Program Overview - 10:00 AM

The TESLA Start Program will give attendees a program overview. The TESLA Start Program trains students to become Tesla automotive technicians at a new state-of-the-art facility being constructed at the College’s West Campus.

Student and Teacher Integrated Center For Health Sciences - 12:00 PM

The STICHES program is designed to support and empower students pursuing pathways in the health sciences by providing access to crucial resources that students need to successfully complete their degree. The presentation will cover STICHES Academy, STICHES Scholar program, STICHES Center, PLTL-Peer Lead Team Learning.


Saturday, July 23rd

Editing Your Final Paper - 12:00 AM

Students will learn to proofread, edit, revise by using conventional sentence structure and by correcting sentence errors such as fragments, run-ons, comma splices, misplaced modifiers, and faulty parallelism.