Noreen was an Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies in the School of Education at Iowa State University and will be joining the faculty at the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder in August 2021. She engages critical race frameworks to explore how racial and cultural experiences impact the pedagogy and curricular enactment of Asian American and Latin@ pre- and in-service teachers. She also studies how educators teach so-called difficult histories to young learners through children's literature and primary sources.
She is an experienced elementary teacher who taught first, second, fourth, and fifth grades in Austin, TX for nine years and continues to provide professional development to K-8 social studies teachers at the national, state, and local levels. As a teacher educator, she has taught early childhood and elementary social studies methods courses and courses about Asian American education and bilingualism and Latinx youth.
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