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Valentine's Day Professional Development Offers Tips on Course Design & Affordability


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This Valentine’s Day, make a reservation to enjoy professional development with thousands of your closest colleagues. At this second Empowered Educator Power Week, fellow educators will share insights and experiences with affordability and course design—and discuss how each influence student engagement.



This 2-part virtual event will offer one hour-long session each on Wednesday and Thursday, allowing you to engage in professional development without taking time away from your courses.  Read about each session and reserve your spot today.  


Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

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Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Get to know instructional design a little better and get students to fall in love with your class. Whether you teach online or in-person, hear tested ideas for designing a digital course that fits your class format and fosters interactivity and engagement. Then, get a behind-the-scenes look as Professor Jenny Billings takes you through the setup of one of her courses at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. 


Thursday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Addressing Affordability with an Unlimited Love of Learning


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Megan Galvin, SVP & Director of Marketing for Higher Education, Cengage 


How does affordability impact learning? For years, students have struggled with the costs of tuition, textbooks and learning tools. Join fellow educator Donna Donald as she discusses these issues, how they’ve affected her students and ways she’s found to address them. Learn how Cengage Unlimited changes the game and ask questions about this first-of-its-kind subscription model that gives students access to everything we’ve got for one price. 


Register now for this free 2-part professional development event.