- Oct. 2010 - UC Berkeley. DTE program. Reading Methods. Vocabulary Development.
- Oct. 2010 - UC Berkeley. DTE program. Reading Methods. Morphological Awareness.
- Feb. 2010 - San Francisco State University. Sp. Ed. Program. Morphological Awareness.
- Sept. 2009 - San Francisco State University. Sp. Ed. Program. Morphological Awareness.
- June 2009 - University of Cincinnati, Ohio, School Psychology. Summer Institute. Vocabulary Development.
- March 2009 - San Francisco State University. Sp. Ed. Program. Morphological Awareness.
- Oct. 2008 - UC Berkeley. Teacher Certification Program. Reading Methods. Morphological Awareness.
- Oct. 2007 - San Francisco State University. Sp. Ed. Program. Morphological Awareness.
I also work with Vicki Gibson and Jan Hasbrouk of Gibson-Hasbrouck Associates.
For a list of seminars and institutes, visit http://www.gha-pd.com/
- Ebbers, S. M. (2011, April). Keynote: Illuminating Language and Creating Word Consciousness: Priming the Pump for Vocabulary and Comprehension Growth. University of Central Florida Literacy Symposium.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2011, February). Keynote: Illuminating Language. Language! Leadership Conference sponsored by Voyager Learning, San Diego, CA.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2010, December). Session: The Strategic Use of Morphemic Analysis in Context: An Independent Word-Learning Strategy. Secondary Literacy Summit X, Adolescent Literacy: Equity and Opportunity for All, sponsored by ACSA, CAR at CSU, CDE, CTA, and CA CC at WestEd.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2010, November). Keynote: Communication across academic disciplines. The Torah Consortium of Los Angeles Yom Iyon Day of Learning.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2010, August). Keynote presented for Maine Department of Education, Summer Reading Institute, University of Maine, Orono.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2009, July). ABCs of effective vocabulary instruction. Seminar presented for US Department of Education Reading Institute, Cincinnati, OH.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2009, April). Application of current vocabulary research. Seminar presented for National Literacy Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2009, March). Unwrapping the roots of the English language. Seminar presented at Plain Talk About Reading SBRR Institute, Chicago.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2009, February). Academic English made accessible. Seminar presented for the Texas Dyslexia Association, El Paso, TX.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2009, January). Academic English made accessible. Session presented at the LETRS Summit, New Orleans.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2008, July). Morphological families of words in narrative and informational text: Vocabulary acquisition and assessment in second grade. Poster presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Conference, Asheville, NC.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2008, July). Deconstructing comprehension: Getting to the root of a critical component of instruction. Three-day seminar presented at the Governor’s Institute, Hershey, PA.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2008, June). The word-savvy student. Key note presented for Bureau of Indian Education at the CORE conference, Minneapolis, MN.
- Ebbers, S. M. (2008, May). Effective reading and vocabulary strategies for grades 6-8. Institute presented for Arizona Department of Education, Tuba City.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2008, April). Rooting around the English language. Session presented at Plain Talk About Reading SBRR Institute, Houston,TX.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2008, January). The word-savvy student. Session presented at LETRS Conference, Dallas,TX.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2007, December). Morphology in mind. Symposium, National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2007, October). Vocabulary connections across curriculum. Session presented at International Dyslexia Association, Dallas, TX.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2007, June). ABCs of elementary vocabulary instruction: Anchor, bridge, connect. Seminar presented at the Washington State Summer Institute, Spokane, WA.
- Ebbers, S.M. (2006, September). Latin, Greek, French, and Anglo-Saxon: Exploring the layers of the English language. Seminar presented at the Reading in the Rockies conference, hosted by International Dyslexia Association and the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities, Vail, CO.
Feedback from Participants
"I believe every teacher needs to attend this morphological awareness workshop. I came to understand a lot about how vocabulary develops in the English language. I was an ELL student once. I can see how morphology can assist my own students to grow in their reading comprehension if they can understand the composition of words. Success is attainable! You have just sparked my excitement about this content. Thank you very much." -- Miriam Perez, Texas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Seminar for EL teachers, April 2009
"I really enjoyed the vocabulary session with Susan Ebbers. It was worth my time, especially the Spider and the Fly piece and the origins of the English language section. Very interesting from an ELL perspective. Thank you!" -- Amber Hilt, Middle School Teacher, Pennsylvania Governor's Institute, July 2008
"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at the PaTTAN Governor's Institute. I made a list of activities and strategies I want to try in September. I particularly liked the concept linking map. " -- Regina Long, July 2008
"Ms. Ebbers is very knowledgeable. She obviously has a passion for what she does… Fabulous! I didn't realize how much I didn't know about the structure of the English language. Eye-opening experience and I truly appreciate all the extensive research conducted in preparation for this session." -- Plain Talk About Reading Conference, New Orleans, April 2007
"This has been the best and most interesting presentation so far. I'll use the websites provided in this session often. I learned techniques for dissecting and analyzing words and terms and acquired good sources for word analysis information." -- High school science teacher, Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.
"I love the way you have taken linguistics and made it applicable....This is what I have been looking for." -- Secondary ESL teacher, Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.
"I was at the wonderful presentation you made at IRA and also bought your book as a result. Thanks!" -- V. Ellner, United Nations International School, New York
"I have been working this summer to try and expand the vocabulary of my 5th grade students. I teach science in south Texas. I have found your presentation very helpful." -- J. Post, Texas
"I attended the IRA conference in Chicago, Illinois this week where I attended your session on "Language Links to Latin, Greek, French & Anglo-Saxon." I was very impressed with the relevancy of this topic at my grade level, high school." -- T. Farrell, Florida
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I loved your session "Language Links to Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon." It was the most interesting session at IRA and I could have listened to you talk all day, as your enthusiasm for your subject is catching! Thanks for the information!" -- M. Sebert
"I really enjoyed your presentation on language links. Your suggestions will definitely change the way I teach vocabulary and structural analysis. Thanks for everything." -- E. Hennessy
"Susan Ebbers’ vocabulary session was superb - great balance of research to practice." -- Plain Talk About Reading Conference, New Orleans, April 2007
"Excellent ideas presented by Susan Ebbers." -- Plain Talk About Reading Conference, New Orleans, April 2007
"The A-B-C approach is an easy system to remember and to use! Thank you!" -- Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.
"Great resources! Great strategies for teaching children to use words and connect many words!" -- Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.
"Very detailed presentation. Thank you!" -- Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.
"I enjoyed the sight word resources and tips--the "I know them by heart" words!" -- Long Island Regional Reading First Summer Institute, June, 2007.