Dr. Jody Siker
Assistant Professor
Special Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5590
Courses Taught
SPED 509: Methods I: Specialized Methods in Special Education
SPED 508: Methods II: General Curriculum and Methods
SPED 323 and SPED 505: Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education
SPED 384: Instructional Design
SPED 404: Survey of the Field of Special Education
SPED 383: Informal Assessment and Progress Monitoring
Research Interests
Co-teaching and collaboration, math education, retention and recruitment of teacher candidates of color, equity, inclusion.

Ph.D., Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University (2015).

M.S., Exceptional Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2005).

B.S., Psychology and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000).

Selected Publications

Courey, S., Balogh, E., Siker, J. R., & Paik, J. (2012). Academic music: Understanding basic fraction concepts through music notation. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 81, 251-278. doi: 10.1007/s10649-012-9395-9

Courey, S. J., LePage, P., Siker, J. R., Roschelle, J., & Blackorby, J. (2011). Preparing middle school mathematics teachers: Rethinking engagement and learning. The Mathematics Enthusiast.

Courey, S. J., Tappe, P., Siker, J., & LePage, P. (2013). Improved lesson planning with Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Teacher Education and Special Education, 36, 7-27. doi: 10.1177/0888406412446178

LePage, P., Courey, S., Blackorby, J., Siker, J., Nguyen, T. (2015). Using Dynabook to improve special education teachers’ thinking. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT), 10(1).

Murata, A., Siker, J., Kang, B., Baldinger, E., Kim, H. J., Scott, M., & Lanouette, K. (2017). Math talk and student strategy trajectories: The case of two first grade classrooms. Cognition and Instruction, 35(4), 290-316. doi:10.1080/07370008.2017.1362408

Siker, J., & Gonzales, W. (2021) Preparing paraprofessionals from non-dominant backgrounds: An investigation of experiences in graduate school. Teacher Education Division Conference Proceedings. https://tedcec.org/sites/default/files/2021-12/TED%202021%20Correct%20Conference%20Proceedings.pdf

Room LWH 4040
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5590
Office Hours
Monday: 3-6 p.m.
Thursday: 5-7 p.m.

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