The following content represents work done by and with William Illingworth in his professional efforts. For more information, refer to the About Me page or refer to the contact information on the right-hand side of the page.
Adobe 101: What’s in the Cloud?
Jan 2019 – More Information
This presentation was given at the 2019 Adobe Day unconference at the Harrisburg campus of the Penn State University. This session introduced faculty, staff, and students to the Adobe Creative Cloud, including insights into how it could improve workflows and learning experiences. See presentation at Adobe 101.
Digital Storytelling: Spark Your Imagination
Feb 2019 – More Information
This presentation was given at the 2019 Lancaster Learns conference in Lancaster, PA. Here’s the short description:
This session will introduce three elements of digital storytelling (DST): the age-old principles of storytelling, digital tools to curate and deliver stories, and methods to combine these principles in your physical and virtual classroom. See presentation at Digital Storytelling: Spark Your Imagination.
Digital Classroom Management: Design, Delivery, Data
Mar 2018 – More Information
This presentation was given at the 2018 Schoology ConnectPA conference in Lancaster, PA. The session was delivered through the Nearpod presentation tool.
Empowering Reflective Practitioners: Schoologize Your Professional Development
Jul 2017 – More Information
Justin Harbin and I presented the following workshop at the 2017 Schoology NEXT user conference.
This session proposes faculty learning communities as a platform for sustained critical reflection and problem solving. Participants will engage in a live faculty learning community to solve real problems they experience in their own contexts. This parallels a model of faculty development designed to empower faculty to solve their own problems of practice at Lancaster Bible College.
1.) Identify problems of practice
2.) Solve problems of practice through community-collaboration
3.) Evaluate Faculty Learning Communities for professional development contexts
Designing for productive collective-sense making: why it matters
Mar 2017 – More Information
Participated under the direction of Dr. Marcela Borge in presenting my student perspective as it pertained to Dr. Borge’s research into collective-sense making. The presentation consisted of definitions of socio-metacognition, Dr. Borge’s research over several classes, and the CREATE system which is facilitating this research. As a previous student of Dr. Borge, she called upon me to impart my experiences as they related to the theories and methods being studied and how they were practically executed.
Creating Communities of Inquiry
Jul 2016 – More Information
At Schoology’s user-conference SchoologyNEXT, Justin and I presented on Garrison, Anderson, and Archer’s Community of Inquiry model as it pertains to engaging students in online and blended learning activities. Our objective was to apply evidence based principles of creating “communities of inquiry” to a personalized context. The presentation was attended by 30-40 participants who engaged in our collaborative workshop as they provided professional insights into practical ways that they have applied or could apply the Community of Inquiry model in their classrooms.
Conference Committee Member & Social Media & Communications Subcommittee Chair
Lancaster Learns is an annual conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that encourages the local institutions of higher education to come together and share the work of their faculty. Each year, a committee of representatives from the sponsor institutions determines the location, the theme, the keynotes, and the sessions for the conference. As a member of the committee, I have regularly attended the planning meetings, maintained the notes and action items, and most recently held a subcommittee chair over the Social Media & Communications efforts for the conference.