Pam Burish

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Contact information

Pam Burish

100F Carole Sandner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-0193

pburish@nd.edu

Degrees

B.S., elementary education with a minor in outdoor/environmental education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

M.Ed., educational leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University

Honors/awards

Google Certified Teacher, 2006
James G. Leyburn Award for exemplary community service, Washington and Lee University, 2005
Apple Computer Distinguished Educator, 1996-2000
Tennessee Teacher of the Year, 1995
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, 1994
Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, 1992

Educational research interests

Educational technology; critical thinking and creativity, including current action research on visual thinking strategies; use of children’s literature as mentor texts and with writing/interdisciplinary studies; environmental education; poverty issues related to education

Select publications

Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L.S., & Burish, P. (2000). Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies: An evidence-based practice to promote reading achievement. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.

Bio

Pam Burish has been involved in K-12 Education for over 30 years in both public and Catholic schools. She has been a classroom teacher of grades 3-5 in rural Wisconsin and urban Tennessee including an Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)-affiliated school working with diverse populations such as low socioeconomic or non-English speaking students.

Burish has worked in the area of educational technology as a classroom teacher and is a recipient of numerous educational grants. Her work outside of the classroom included the coordination of a former Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) Teacher Development site, a variety of opportunities with various governmental agencies or organizations developing technology grant projects and curriculum resources, and creation of an online assessment tool for grades K-6. Currently, she is the ACE Coordinator for Technology Outreach through the University of Notre Dame.

In the area of teacher preparation, she has been a mentor teacher through Vanderbilt University and a university instructor at Washington and Lee University and the University of Notre Dame. The current courses she teaches at the University of Notre Dame are a seminar with undergraduate students in the area of K-12 environmental science, an online assessment graduate-level course, and a summer language arts graduate course (elementary level) focusing on writing, children’s literature, and curriculum development.

Contact Information

burish_small Pamela Burish
Coordinator, Technology Outreach
107 Carole Sandner Hall
574.631.0193
pburish@nd.edu

Department/affiliation

Faculty, Alliance for Catholic Education M.Ed.

Degrees

B.S., Elementary Education with a minor in Outdoor/Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University; Nashville, Tennessee

Research interests

Educational Technology; Critical Thinking and Creativity, i.e., Visual Thinking Strategies; Use of children’s literature as mentor texts and with writing/interdisciplinary studies; Literacy; Environmental education; Poverty issues related to education; assessment (elementary level)

Honors/awards

Christ the Teacher Award, 2012.
Google Certified Teacher, 2006.
James G. Leyburn Award for exemplary community service, Washington and Lee University, 2005.
Apple Computer Distinguished Educator, 1996 – 2000.
Tennessee Teacher of the Year, 1995.
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, 1994.
Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, 1992.

Select publications

Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L.S., & Burish, P. (2000). Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies: An evidence-based practice to promote reading achievement. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice.

Bio

Pamela Burish has been an ACE faculty member through Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) since 2007. The current courses she teaches at the University of Notre Dame in the ACE M.Ed. program are an online assessment course and an elementary level summer Reading and Language Arts graduate course focusing on literacy, assessment, and curriculum development. Mrs. Burish has been involved in K – 12 Education for over thirty years in both public and Catholic schools. She has been a classroom teacher of grades 3 – 5 in rural Wisconsin and urban Tennessee including an ACE affiliated school working with diverse populations such as low socioeconomic or non-English speaking students. In the area of teacher preparation, Mrs. Burish has been a mentor teacher through Vanderbilt University and a university instructor at Washington and Lee University and University of Notre Dame.

Currently, Mrs. Burish is the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Coordinator of Technology Outreach through the University of Notre Dame. Through the M.Ed. program, she is a co-investigator researching the implementation of iPads during first years of teaching. Mrs. Burish has worked in the area of educational technology as a classroom teacher and is a recipient of numerous educational grants. Her work outside of the classroom included the coordination of a former ACOT – Apple Classroom of Tomorrow Teacher Development site, a variety of opportunities with various governmental agencies or organizations developing technology grant projects and curriculum resources, and creation of an online assessment tool for grades K – 6.