Faculty and Staff Profiles

Dr. Lauren E. Burrow
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: lburrow1@memphis.edu
Office Location:
Office Hours: by appointment
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Additional Information

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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

Work Experience

  • Teacher, Elementary - Academy of Classical Education - 2004 - 2006
  • Teacher, Preschool - St. Martin's Episcopal Preschool - 2006 - 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Curriculum and Instruction - University of Houston - 2008 - 2009
  • Founder and Instructor,   - South Hampton Preparatory - 2007 - 2010
  • Teaching Fellow, Curriculum and Instruction - University of Houston - 2009 - 2010
  • Teacher, Early Elementary - Rainard School for Gifted Students - 2009 - 2010
  • Program Evaluation, School of Theatre and Dance Deluxe Entertainment Camp for Kids (D.E.C.K.) - University of Houston - 2009 - 2010
  • Creative Writing Instructor,   - Writers in the Schools - 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - University of Memphis - 2012 - present
  • Early Childhood Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Department - University of Memphis - 2013 - 2014
  • Research Consultant, Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) - University of Memphis - 2013 - present
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
  • Education Curriculum Fellowship - Society for the Performing Arts - 2012
  • 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
  • Kindness Lunch Recipient - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award (nominee) - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Engaged Learning Fellowship (ELF) - University of Memphis - 2014 - 2015

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
  • Professional Seminar - University of Memphis
  • Independent Study: Leading and Learning in Early Childhood Administration - University of Memphis
  • Honors Forum: Civic Engagement for Honors Students - University of Memphis
  • School and Family Relationships - University of Memphis

Creative Activities

  • Weekly Read Alouds - spring 2013 - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) - Salvation Army
  • Children's Museum Spring Break Camp - spring 2013 - Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) - CMOM
  • Book Bag Night - spring 2013 - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) - Salvation Army
  • Family Literacy Night - spring 2013 - Cornerstone Preparatory - Cornerstone Preparatory
  • Community Services Fair - fall 2013 - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) - Salvation Army
  • Children's Museum Activities reveal - fall 2013 - Morton Museum of Collierville History - Morton Museum of Collierville History
  • Weekly Read Alouds - spring 2014 - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) - Salvation Army
  • Family Literacy Night - spring 2014 - Douglass Head Start - Porter Leath
  • Book Celebration Night - spring 2014 - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter (EFS) - Salvation Army

Support

  • Travel funds for conference presentation - International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) - $250.00 - 2013
  • Literacy consultant - Scholastic, Inc. - $225,000.00 - 2013 to 2015
  • Travel funds for conference presentation - ICL Dean's Research Travel Fund - $750.00 - 2013
  • Engaged Scholarship Instructor - University of Memphis Extended Programs, Public Service Grant - $330.00 - 2013
  • Travel funds for conference presentation - ICL Dean's Research Travel Fund - $750.00 - 2014
  • Engaged Scholarship Travel Award - University of Memphis Engaged Scholarship Committee - $1000.00 - 2014
  • Travel funds for conference presentation - ICL Dean's Research Travel Fund - $500.00 - 2014
  • Engaged Learning Fellow, course redesign - University of Memphis Engaged Scholarship Committee - $2500.00 - 2014 to 2015

Outreach

  • Service-Learning, Literacy Consultant - University students, community partners - 2013 to present - Books from Birth
  • Service-Learning, Grant Writing - University students, community partners - 2013 - present - Salvation Army: Emergency Family Shelter
  • Service-Learning, Grant Writing - University students, community partners - 2013 - present - Porter-Leath
Service
  • PROGRAM area service -   -  
  • University of Memphis - ECED Advisory Committee - 2012 - present
  • University of Memphis - ECED search for Assistant Professor - May, 2013
  • University of Memphis - Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator - 2013 - 2014
  • DEPARTMENT area service -   -  
  • University of Memphis - Co-creation of new course: ICL 3333 - 2012 -2013
  • University of Memphis - ICL Master’s Project Reviewer - 2012 - 2013
  • University of Memphis - Teacher Education Program Interviewer - 2012 - present
  • University of Memphis - ICL Scholarship Committee member (co-chair) - 2012 - present (2014 - 2015)
  • University of Memphis - ICL Department Chair search committee - 2015
  • COLLEGE area service -   -  
  • University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2012 - present
  • University of Memphis - NCATE SPA Writer for ECED BSEd program area - 2012 - present
  • University of Memphis - Teacher Education Advisory Council - 2013 - 2015
  • University of Memphis - Faculty advisor: Teacher Candidate Club - 2014 - 2015
  • University of Memphis - Editor: Document Development Team (DDT) for NCATE Review - October, 2014 - present
  • UNIVERSITY area service -   -  
  • University of Houston - Faculty Advisor: Best Buddies - 2009
  • University of Memphis - Co-faculty Advisor: UMAEYC - 2012 - 2013
  • University of Memphis - Student Affairs: Women’s History Month (WHM) - 2013 - present
  •   - Subcommittee Chair: Awareness (WHM) - 2014 - present
  •   - Subcommittee Faculty Advisor: Residence Hall Committee (WHM) - 2014 - present
  • University of Memphis - Engaged Scholarship Committee (ESC) - 2013 - present
  •   - Subcommittee Co-Chair: Communication Action Team - 2014 - present
  •   - Subcommittee Chair: ES Mentor Group (ESC) - 2014 - present
  • University of Memphis - Co-faculty Advisor: Best Buddies - 2013 - present
  • University of Memphis - Child Development search for Clinical Asst. Professor - summer 2014
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Mentor: First Scholars - 2014 - present
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Member: Faculty Engagement Committee for Inaugural Activities - 2014 - present
  • COMMUNITY level service -   -  
  • Project Homeless Connect 5 - volunteer - 2013
  • Books from Birth - Expert Family Advisory Panel [co-C] - 2014 - 2016
  • Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC) - Board member: Professional Development/ Learning Institutes [C] - 2014 - present
  • STATE level service -   -  
  • Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR): Associate of Science in Teaching Degree Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) in Early Childhood Education (ECED) - University of Memphis representative - 2013
  • Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE) - University of Memphis ECED representative - 2013 - 2014
  • West Tennessee Core Group on Reading - ICL Representative - 2013 - present
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC): Southwest Core to College Curriculum Council - ICL Representative - 2013 - present
  • Tennessee’s Children - Editorial Review Board - 2014 - present
  • REGIONAL level service -   -  
  • Southwest Educational Research (SERA) - Proposal Reviewer - 2012
  • Dimensions of Early Childhood - Article Reviewer - 2013 - present
  • NATIONAL level service -   -  
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Div K: section 5 - Proposal Reviewer - 2013
  • Delta Journal of Education - Board of Editors - 2013 - present
  • Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research - Faculty Mentor/Article Reviewer - 2014 - present
  • Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue - Article Reviewer - 2014 - present
  • Journal of Teacher Education - Article Reviewer - 2014 - present
  • INTERNATIONAL level service -   -  
  • Society for Information Technology (SITE) - Conference Proposal Reviewer - 2012, 2013
  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) - Student Scholarship Reviewer - 2013
  • Engaged Scholarship Consortium - Session Chair - 2014
Consulting
  • Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center Temple Israel - 2013 - present
  • Blues City Cultural Center - 2013 - present
  • Idlewild Presbyterian Church Daycare - 2014 to present
  • Jewish Community Center - 2014 - present
Journal Articles
  • Burrow, L. (2012). Let’s talk: Tips from a preschool teacher-turned-parent on how to improve teacher-parent communication. Early Years, (33)2, 22-23.
  • Burrow, L. & Baggett, K.** (2014). Constructing a family literacy night to impact in-school reading time. Tennessee Children, (55)1, 10-13.
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. (2014). Updating and upgrading early elementary school writing experiences with storytelling and technology. Early Childhood Education Association: Perspectives and Provocations, (4)1, 77-99.
  • Burrow, L. (in press). Engaging families in non-traditional settings. Kappa Delta Pi Record.
  • National, State, and District Research Reports
  • Kaldon, C., Lee, C., Burrow, L., Zoblotsky, T., et. al. (2014). IRA Efficacy Study Mid-Term Progress Report. Prepared for Scholastic, Inc.: Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), University of Memphis: Memphis, TN.
Presentations
  • Burrow, L. (2008, June). Mastering the Art of Teaching Art. Presented at the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), Houston, TX.
  • Burrow, L. (2008, May). Family Fair: Storytelling for Parents of Young Children. Guest lecture, presented at the University of Houston, Houston, TX.
  • Burrow, L. (2008, November). Why Young Children Still Need “Reading Rainbow.” Guest lecture, presented at the University of Houston, Houston, TX.
  • Burrow, L. (2008, November; 2008, May). Reading Readiness for Parents and Young Children. Family in-service, presented at St. Martin’s Episcopal, Houston, TX.
  • Burrow, L. (2011, November). CSTEM: Webinar. Expert panel presented to 2012 CSTEM Challenge Teacher Training Institute, Memphis, TN [virtual].
  • Burrow, L. (2013, February). Bedtime Books and Beyond: Literacy for Young Children and their Parents. Family in-service: Parents as Partners Workshop, presented at Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute: Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. (2013, May). Participant Perspectives on a MOOC. Presented at the ICL Research Symposium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. (2014, February). Nurturing Young Writers with Multimodal Practices. Teacher in-service workshop, Henry County School District, Henderson, GA.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, November). Preparing High School Students for College Technology Use. Teacher in-service, Northpoint Christian School, Southaven, MS.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, January). Service-Learning: A Brief Analysis of Terminology and Practices. Accepted to the Engaged Scholarship Committee, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, February). Technology in EC Classrooms --- One App at a Time. Accepted at the T3 Workshop, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, April). Common Core Writing Development with Technology Integration. Accepted at the T3 Workshop, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
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  • *collaboration with undergraduate student / **collaboration with graduate student
  • Burrow, L. (2012, March). Dictated Stories of Preschoolers Brought to Life with Digital Theatre. Presented at the SITE, Austin, TX.
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. (2012, March). Learning to Write the Story of Digital Storytelling. Presented at the SITE, Austin. (Based on high reviewer scores invited for submission to one of AACE’s international journals.)
  • Burrow, L. (2013, March). Using Labs Schools to Create a Better Field Experience for Teacher Candidates: Students, Teacher, and Faculty Beliefs Investigated. Presented at the IALS, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Burrow, L. (2013, March). What Can MOOCs Do for You?: Local implications of a global phenomenon. Presented at the SITE, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burrow, L. (2013, March). Elements of a Successful MOOC from Participant Perspectives. Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), New Orleans, LA.
  • Burrow, L., Jones, R.*, Perkins, A.*, & Toro, S.* (2013, April). How to Make Book Bags and Baskets to Promote School-to-Home Connections. Presented at the MAEYC, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. & Carter, J.* (2013, April). Storytelling and Bookmaking for a Personalized Classroom Library. Presented at MAEYC, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. (2013, June). Doing Early Childhood Teacher Education in a Time of Reform: What They Want, How We Responded, What’s Next. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA.
  • Smith, S. & Burrow, L. (2013, November). Reinventing Early Childhood Writing with Multimodal Instructional Strategies. Presented at the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, MA.
  • Burrow, L., Thompson, N., Gilewski, C.**, & Hosman, E.** (2014, March). Transforming Service-Learning into Engaged Scholarship – The Need for Rigorous Research When Investigating and Reporting Experiential Education in Teacher Education Programs. Presented at the AACTE, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Burrow, L. & Crown, R.** (2014, April). Documenting Classroom Collaborations to Promote Peace Education for Families and Communities. Presented at the IALS, New York City, NY.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, April). Family Learning Series: Connecting Families to School Learning through Web-Based Curriculum. Presented at the IALS, New York City, NY.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, April). Multimodal Writing Experiences: An Exploration of Traditional and Tech-Enhanced Writing Practices. Presented at the International Association of Lab Schools (IALS), New York City, NY.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, April). University-School Partnerships: What Can University of Memphis Do for YOU? Presented at the MAEYC, Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. & Baggett, K.** (2014, April). How to Set Up a Family Literacy Night. Presented at the Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC), Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, July). Building University-Community Partnerships to Help Teachers Develop Family and Community Relationships. Presented at the TSR! ECSI, San Antonio, TX.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, July). Storytelling in the Digital Age: Using Technology to Transform Young Children’s Dictations. Presented at the Texas School Ready! Early Childhood Summer Institute (TSR! ECSI), San Antonio, TX.
  • Burrow, L. and Gilewski, C.** (2014, October). Service-Learning --- Do We Know WHAT We Are Doing? Presented at the ESC, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, October). Managing the Service-Learning Formula: HOW We Engage and WHO Benefits. Presented at the ESC, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Burrow, L. (2014, October). Say, “YES!”: Creating Engaged Networks for Student, Community Change. Presented at the Engaged Scholarship Consortium (ESC), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Burrow, L. & Smith, S. (2014, November). The Story of the Three Little Techie Teachers. Presented at the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Washington, D.C.
  • Packer, D. & Burrow, L. (2015, January). To Serve and to Learn: Expanding Teachers’ Front Porch Experiences. Presented at SECA, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, January). Telling Stories in the Digital Age. Presented at the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), New Orleans, LA.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, February). The Moral Imperative to Use Service-learning to Better Prepare Teacher Candidates to Understand their Communities. Accepted at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Atlanta, GA.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, April). Using Service-Learning as a Low-Risk Practice to Develop Critical Pedagogy Awareness and Growth in Early Childhood Teacher Candidates. Accepted at AERA, Chicago, IL.
  • Burrow, L. (2015, April). Project-Based Service-Learning as Authentic Field Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers. Accepted at the American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • PUBLICATIONS and ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP WORKS: Local Reports and Other Creative Activities for Community Partners
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  • *supervision of undergraduate reports/activities (Engaged Scholarship)
  • ECED 4500 students* (2013). Literacy and Wheels Spring Break Camp Day. Prepared for Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • ECED 4500 students* (2013). Children's Literature Website Design. Prepared for University of Memphis McWherter Library, Memphis, TN.
  • ECED 4500 students* (2013). Literacy Growth Chart. Prepared for Books from Birth: Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. & ECED 4520 students (2013). The Zip Code Project Summary Report. Prepared for Books from Birth: Memphis, TN.
  • Burrow, L. & ECED 4520 students (2013). Developmentally Appropriate Exhibits. Prepared for The Morton Museum of Collierville History: Collierville, TN.
  • Burrow, L., Thompson, N., ECED 4520, & ICL 4600 students* (2013). Community Services Night. Prepared for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Family Shelter: Memphis, TN.