Lake Superior Summit on the Teaching of Writing and ESL

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March 3, 2023
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Lake Superior Summit on the Teaching of Writing and ESL
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN will be hosting the tenth annual Lake Superior Summit on the Teaching of Writing and ESL on Friday, March 3, 2023 (9:00AM to 3:30PM)!


There is no fee to attend. The tentative schedule and link for further information and registration can be found below.


The full schedule is now available online, at

Please contact Darci Schummer, if you have questions.


Registration and Coffee/Tea/Snacks


Pipe Ceremony: Bashqwaa’idaamoqwe (Roxanne DeLille), Dean of Indigenous and Academic Affairs

Welcome & FDLTCC Overview: Bashqwaa’idaamoqwe (Roxanne DeLille)

Keynote Address by Kat Werchouski (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa): "Blending Culture and Science: Medicine Wheel and PERMANENT Model for Well-Being Practices for Self and Community Care."  

10:15  Session 1

-A First Year Writing Course around Paul Bunyan and the Erasure of Minnesota's History

-Writing Center, Trends, Triumphs, and Challenges

-WRITE-D: Applying Write-on-Site to the Disciplines

-Visual Rhetoric: Teaching Encapsulation, Layout, and Composition with Graphic Novels and Films

11:15 Session 2

-Approaches to Reading Academic texts: Similarities and Differences between International and General Undergraduate Student Body Populations at UMD

-Writing Alone Together: In-class Writing time in the Composition Classroom

-Is there a "reading crisis"? And if so, what does it look like in college?

-Lessons from the Gelatinous Cube: Insights for the Writing Classroom about Plagiarism and Intellectual Property from Dungeons and Dragons


LUNCH, Tribute to Steve Backus  & Snowshoeing w/FDLTCC’s Environmental Institute (10 Pairs of snowshoes will be available)

1:30 Session 3

-Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance in Academia

-Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Writing

-Credit without coursework: A roundtable discussion on our region’s credit for prior learning policies and practices

-Creating in Community: A Generative Writer's Workshop


Drum Ceremony then closing