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SONJA BURROWS is a learning design architect and thought leader who partners with educators, artists, leaders, and teams in academic and corporate contexts to guide them toward successfully achieving purpose-driven learning outcomes. Dr. Burrows leads innovative instructional design collaborations that specialize in creative uses of technology in service of learning, community-building, and artistic self-expression. Through a hands-on, collaborative approach, Dr. Burrows provides guidance, support and leadership in the design, creation and implementation of digital learning spaces, practices, and initiatives. She works closely with leaders to help them articulate vision, mission, and goals as key content in public-facing spaces such as websites, trainings, and white papers.

A long-time language and cultural immersion scholar, Sonja Burrows has researched, developed and taught digital language-learning curricula that aspire always to cultivate learner agency, improve the lives and opportunities of those learning languages, and expand learners’ understanding of themselves and the world. She earned her Ph.D in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon, as well as Master’s degrees in Spanish literature from the University of Oregon and in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training. 

Dr. Burrows is devoted to teaching and learning, both in-person and in digital environments. While her professional experience is cross-disciplinary in nature, her background, scholarship, and training have revolved around language pedagogy in particular, a focus which brought her overseas as a language educator and scholar for many years. More recently, Dr. Burrows has had the opportunity to bring her expertise in language pedagogy and digital design to her work as an instructional designer at Middlebury College where she partners with faculty, leadership and programs to design, implement, and assess digital learning projects, practices, and spaces. In addition to her work as an instructional designer, Dr. Burrows serves as a learning consultant for edtech companies, with a particular focus on content writing, strategy, and training. Prior to her work at Middlebury College, she worked in language curriculum design, content management and language assessment at Middlebury Interactive Languages. 

Sonja Burrows lives and works in Middlebury, Vermont.

SONJA BURROWS is a learning design architect and thought leader who partners with educators, artists, leaders, and teams in academic and corporate contexts to guide them toward successfully achieving purpose-driven learning outcomes. Dr. Burrows leads innovative instructional design collaborations that specialize in creative uses of technology in service of learning, community-building, and artistic self-expression. Through a hands-on, collaborative approach, Dr. Burrows provides guidance, support and leadership in the design, creation and implementation of digital learning spaces, practices, and initiatives. She works closely with leaders to help them articulate vision, mission, and goals as key content in public-facing spaces such as websites, trainings, and white papers.

A long-time language and cultural immersion scholar, Sonja Burrows has researched, developed and taught digital language-learning curricula that aspire always to cultivate learner agency, improve the lives and opportunities of those learning languages, and expand learners’ understanding of themselves and the world. She earned her Ph.D in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon, as well as Master’s degrees in Spanish literature from the University of Oregon and in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training. 

Dr. Burrows is devoted to teaching and learning, both in-person and in digital environments. While her professional experience is cross-disciplinary in nature, her background, scholarship, and training have revolved around language pedagogy in particular, a focus which brought her overseas as a language educator and scholar for many years. More recently, Dr. Burrows has had the opportunity to bring her expertise in language pedagogy and digital design to her work as an instructional designer at Middlebury College where she partners with faculty, leadership and programs to design, implement, and assess digital learning projects, practices, and spaces. In addition to her work as an instructional designer, Dr. Burrows serves as a learning consultant for edtech companies, with a particular focus on content writing, strategy, and training. Prior to her work at Middlebury College, she worked in language curriculum design, content management and language assessment at Middlebury Interactive Languages. 

Sonja Burrows lives and works in Middlebury, Vermont.

ON INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN



AN INTERVIEW WITH SONJA BURROWS

I strive always to see what is beyond the walls of the immediate reality, to understand how vast and different and wonderful and often uncomfortable the world can be outside of the familiar.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH SONJA BURROWS

I strive always to see what is beyond the walls of the immediate reality, to understand how vast and different and wonderful and often uncomfortable the world can be outside of the familiar.

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