Continuing Education, Professional Presentations

Dr. Ellen Fennick offers you an exceptional skill set honed during her years as a special education teacher of children and teenagers (kindergarten through 12th grade). Her doctoral degree in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, along with her tenure as a professor, uniquely qualifies her to understand issues of concern to you relating to disabilities. Through her strong knowledge base, Dr. Fennick provides insight regarding important issues such as:

  • Understanding the benefits of inclusive practices
  • Paraeducator support and training
  • Co-teaching and collaborative consultation
  • Disability accommodations and subtle distinctions in teaching
  • Inclusive lesson planning
  • Themes of disability and diversity within children’s literature

Ellen Fennick understands the strong relationship between professional development and enhanced instructor performance in the classroom. Offering a wide range of engaging presentations, Dr. Fennick is available to speak to your faculty, staff, or group by appointment. To schedule Dr. Fennick as a speaker or to discuss a customized presentation, please contact her at or 856-264-3076.

Available Presentations:

For K-12 TeachersHow to plan for “invisible” disabilities; writing for diversity; children’s literature; disability accommodations within the general classroom; shared needs of students with differing disabilities; inclusive lesson planning; the rights and responsibilities of paraeducators and teachers. Please ask Dr. Fennick about other topics to meet your needs.

For AttorneysContinuing education presentations in collaboration with attorneys.

For Community Groups and Non-ProfitsUnderstanding disabilities; parents and the IEP; disabilities in young children. Dr. Fennick is available as a guest speaker to these organizations at no charge.

For AdministratorsImplementing inclusive practices at all levels; co-teaching and collaborative consultation; disability accommodations; transition planning for multiple environments.

For University Faculty - The specific needs of students with disabilities enrolled in college courses.

For a sampling of her knowledge base, please download these articles by Ellen Fennick Ph.D:

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Coteaching: An Inclusive Curriculum for Transition