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Nogueron-Liu, Silvia

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • In her instruction and scholarship, Dr. Noguerón-Liu aims to create learning environments where teachers capitalize on the knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Her research builds on the following areas: (a) the study of literacy practices in transnational contexts from ethnographic perspectives, (b) the critical examination of digital literacies and technology access in classrooms and communities; and (c) participatory and community-based research in family literacy and home-school partnerships. Her projects—conducted in traditional and new migration settings—document the affordances of digital resources for Latino families, and the transnational funds of knowledge parents mobilize in literacy practices with young children.


  • family literacy, digital literacies, immigrant education, home-school family partnerships


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courses taught

  • EDUC 2050 - Step Up to Social Justice Teaching
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Engages students in theory and practice for justice-centered teaching. This first required course for majors introduces the principles guiding the elementary program and provides opportunities for students to enact those principles in collaboration with children and teachers in public school classrooms. Meets weekly on CU campus (1.25 hours/week). Involves additional visits to local schools.
  • EDUC 3320 - Literacy in the Elementary Classroom 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Over the two-course sequence in literacy, students in the elementary major develop a foundational knowledge of core aspects of literacy learning and instruction and apply this knowledge in practica settings, working at individual, small group, and whole-class levels. Literacy 1 focuses primarily on the structure and components of equitable and robust reading instruction in K-5 classrooms, the five pillars of the reading process (phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension), and the analysis and implementation of evidence-based reading instruction practices, with some connections to writing development and assessment and writing instruction.
  • EDUC 4320 - Reading Instruction for Elementary Schools
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Participants will engage theories and processes of literacy learning, reading development, and equity-oriented teaching. Students will learn, develop, and enact instructional strategies and lessons to support all students' successful participation in a range of print and multimodal literacy practices embedded in reading instruction in elementary classrooms.
  • EDUC 4341 - Elementary Reading Assessment and Instruction
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Builds on knowledge and teaching practices introduced in EDUC 4320. Addresses five critical components of reading. Refines understanding of research-based practices for diagnostic assessments and intervention, and teaching strategies for elementary age learners. Prepares candidates to deliver a comprehensive reading curriculum in the elementary grades.
  • EDUC 5245 - Foundations of Reading Instruction K-12
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023
    Comparatively analyzes current and emerging philosophies and programs in K-12 with focus on teaching reading and thinking skills.
  • EDUC 5255 - Digital Literacies and New Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Engage in digital reading and writing experiences using tools for communication, collaboration, design and research. Students will discuss and critically reflect on the role of technology in literacy instruction, grounded on learning and literacy theories. Connections to English language arts include genre study of literary and nonfiction texts and using quality children's literature as mentor texts for multimodal craft.
  • EDUC 5275 - Assessment in Literacy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Assumes an interactive model of reading and supports the perspective of assessment as interrelated with curriculum and instruction; examines principles that guide the selection and interpretation of assessment strategies and tools, with a focus on students who are experiencing difficulties with literacy.
  • EDUC 8101 - Theories of Literacy Research and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    This graduate seminar will examine the foundations and central tenets of influential theories that undergird scholarship in literacy studies. The theories explored will include Critical Race Theory (CRT), critical poststructuralist, feminist, queer, literary, affect, and sociocultural theories. Theoretical traditions will be examined through their historical and social movement roots through their current applications, debates, research techniques, and criticisms, always with particular attention to how they have been taken up in literacy research. A key focus of this course is to examine the utility and limitations of frameworks and consider their possible applications to students' own research.
  • EDUC 8155 - Advanced Topics in Literacy Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2022
    Examines special topics in theory and research related to literacy and literacy education. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.


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