Jackie Sydnor
Jackie Sydnor
Department Chair of the Department of Elementary Education and Associate Professor of Elementary Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 305A

About Jackie Sydnor

Dr. Sydnor's research and teaching focus on supporting aspiring teachers’ professional identity development and reflective practice through the use of digital storytelling and video annotation.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Profession Development School Liaison, Cowan Elementary



Indiana University, 2013


Indiana University, 2007


Indiana University, 2002

Research and Publications

Davis, T., Sydnor, J., Daley, S. & Coggin, L. (2017). Purposeful tensions: Lessons learned from metaphors in teacher candidate’s digital stories. Teacher Educator, 52 (4), 291-307.

Sydnor, J. (2017). “I didn’t realize how hard it would be!”: Tensions and transformations in becoming a teacher. Action in Teacher Education, 39 (2), 218-236.

Sydnor, J. (2016). Using video to enhance reflective practice: Student teachers’ dialogic examination of their own teaching. New Educator, 12 (1), 67-84.

Areas of Expertise

Teacher Reflection

Literacy Methods

Student Teaching

Teacher Professional Identity Development