Faculty and Staff Profiles

Dr. Lauren Burrow
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: lburrow1@memphis.edu
Office Location:
Office Hours: M, W: 10am - 12pm / Tu, Th. F: by appointment
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Additional Information

 

Education
  • Honors B.A. Theatre Arts - Mary Baldwin College - 2003
  • M.Ed. Reading and Language Arts - University of Houston - 2008
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Teacher Education - University of Houston - 2012
Honors/Awards
  • Bailey Honors Scholar - Mary Baldwin College - 1999; 2003
  • Honors and Distinction: Awarded recognition of thesis work (award granted to only one graduating senior every four years) - Mary Baldwin College - 2003
  • Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowship (GATF): Teaching Fellow - University of Houston - 2009-2010
  • Dean's Teaching Excellence Award: Honorable Mention for Teaching Collaboration - The University of Memphis - 2012-2013
  • Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL) Department: Honorable Mention Award - The University of Memphis - 2012-2013

Teaching Experience

  • Organizing the Environment for Young Children - University of Houston
  • Assessment of Young Children - University of Houston
  • Observation and Assessment of Infant and Early Childhood Development - University of Memphis
  • Emergent Literacy and Language Development - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study: Literacy Development in Early Childhood - University of Memphis
  • Student Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making - University of Memphis
  • Planning and Facilitating Social Learning and Development - University of Memphis
  • Student Teaching Seminar - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study: Leading and Learning in Early Childhood Administration - University of Memphis
Service
  • University of Houston - Family Fair: Storytelling for Parents of Young Children. Guest lecture. - May 2008
  • University of Houston - Why Young Children Still Need "Reading Rainbow." Guest lecture. - November 2009
  • University of Houston - Faculty Advisor: Best Buddies - January 2009-May 2009
  • University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance - Program Evaluation Consultant: Deluxe Entertainment Camp for Kids (D.E.C.K.) - July 2009-May 2012
  • The University of Memphis - Welcome Day - August 2012
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor: UMAEYC - 2012-2013
  • The University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2012-present
  • The University of Memphis - Scholarship Committee - 2012-present
  • The University of Memphis - NCATE SPA writer for ECED BSEd program area - 2012-present
  • The University of Memphis - Creation of new course: ICL 3333 - Student Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making. - 2012-2013
  • The University of Memphis - UMAEYC/Faculty advisor - 2012 - 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - August 2012 - present
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Course development/Develop ICL 3333: Student Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making - September 2012 - January 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Student Affairs/Women - October 2012 - March 2013
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Scholarship Committee/Faculty fundraising - October 2012 - present
  • The University of Memphis - Student Affairs: Women - 2013-present
  • The University of Memphis - Provost's Committee on Engaged Scholarship. Subcommittee: Campus Outreach Campaign. - 2013-present
  • The University of Memphis - Associate graduate faculty status - 2013-present
  • The University of Memphis - Teacher Education Advisory Council (invited appointment) - 2013-2015
  • The University of Memphis - Early Childhood Education (ECED) Program Coordinator - 2013-present
  • The University of Memphis - Bedtime Books and Beyond: Literacy for Young Children and their Parents. Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute. Guest Lecture. - February 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Early Childhood Education (ECED) search for assistant professor - May 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Warm Welcome - August 2013
  • Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) - Conference proposal reviewer - 2012
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) - Conference proposal reviewer - 2012 - present
  • Dimensions of Early Childhood (SECA) - Article reviewer - 2012 - present
  • Society for Information Technology (SITE) Conference. - Conference proposal reviewer - 2012
  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) - Scholarship packet reviewer - 2013
  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International - Book reviewer, Fanatically Formative - 2013
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). - Conference proposal reviewer - 2013
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway Committee - Tennessee Board of Regents University Representative (AAS in Early Childhood Education Curriculum) - 2013-present
Consulting
  • University of Houston: School of Theatre and Dance - July 2009 - May 2011
  • Society for the Performing Arts - Summer 2012
Journal Articles
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. (2012). Learning to Write the Story of Digital Storytelling. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1329-1333). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.  
  • Burrow, L. (Summer 2012). Let’s Talk: Tips from a Preschool Teacher-Turned-Parent on How to Improve Teacher-Parent Communication. Early Years.  
  • Burrow, L. (2013). Elements of a Successful MOOC from Participant Perspectives. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (p. 279). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Burrow, L. (2013). What can MOOCs do for you?: Local implications of a global phenomenon. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 280-282). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Presentations
  • Burrow,L. Reading Readiness for Parents and Young Children. St. Martin’s Episcopal. Houston, TX. May 2008; November2008. Workshop presentation.
  • Burrow, L. Mastering the Art of Teaching Art.  Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES).  Houston, TX. June 2008. Workshop presentation.  
  • Burrow, L. A Mixed Methods Program Evaluation of Houston’s “Fifth Ward Project”: When Numbers Just Don’t Tell the Whole Truth. Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). New Orleans, LA, February 2012. Paper presentation. 
  • Burrow, L. Dictated Stories of Preschoolers Brought to Life with Digital Theatre. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX, March 2012. Poster presentation. 
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. Learning to Write the Story of Digital Storytelling. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX, March 2012. Paper presentation.

  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. Give Students a “Digital” Stage: Using the Digital Theatre Process to Create Digital Dramatizations of Original Student Stories. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).  Austin, TX, March 2012. Roundtable
  • Burrow, L. What can MOOCS do for you?: Local Implications of a Global Phenomenon. SITE. New Orleans, LA, March 2013. Roundtable.
  • Burrow, L. Using Labs Schools to Create a Better Field Experience for Teacher Candidates: Students, Teacher, and Faculty Beliefs Investigated. International Association of Lab Schools (IALS). Baton Rouge, LA. March 2013. Paper presentation.
  • Burrow, L. Elements of a Successful MOOC from Participant Perspectives. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). New Orleans, LA, March 2013. Paper presentation.
  • Burrow, L., Jones, R., Perkins, A., & Toro, S. How to Make Book Bags and Baskets to Promote School-to-Home Connections. MAEYC. Memphis, TN. April 2013. Workshop.
  • Burrow, L. & Carter, J. Storytelling and Bookmaking for a Personalized Classroom Library. Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC). Memphis, TN, April 2013. Workshop.
  • Burrow, L. Participant Perspectives on a MOOC. ICL Research Symposium. University of Memphis, TN, May 2013. Paper presentation.
  • Burrow, L. Doing Early Childhood Teacher Education in a Time of Reform: What they want, How we responded What's next. NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. San Francisco, CA, June 2013. Institute session.
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. Reinventing Early Childhood Writing with Multimodal Instructional Strategies. National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). Boston, MA, November 20l3. Paper presentation.
  • Thompson, N. & Burrow, L. Transforming service-learning into engaged scholarship — The need for rigorous research when investigating and reporting experiential education in teacher education programs. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Indianapolis, IN, March 2014. Interactive dialogue.
  • Burrow, L.  Multimodal writing experiences: An exploration of traditional and tech-enhanced writing Practices.  International Association of Lab Schools (IALS).  New York City, NY.  April 2014.  Interactive session.
  • Burrow, L. Family learning series: Connecting families to school learning through web-based curriculum.  International Association of Lab Schools (IALS).  New York City, NY.  April 2014.  Interactive session.
  • Burrow, L. and Crown, R. Documenting classroom collaborations to promote peace education for families and communities.  International Association of Lab Schools (IALS).  New York City, NY.  April 2014.  Workshop session.
  • Burrow, L. and Smith, S. The story of the three little techie teachers. NCTE.  Washington, D.C. November 2014.  Workshop session.