Illinois Teachers Workshop - Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society
The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ (IAAP) Illinois Teachers Workshop is a three-day event designed to inform Illinois educators about the importance of rocks, minerals, and mining in everyday life. Now in its twenty-second year, you are invited to register for the July 15-17, 2019 event to be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
The workshop focuses on Illinois geology, Earth’s processes, mining rocks & minerals, connections to end products made from rocks & minerals, land reclamation, sustainability, and environmental issues. Teachers will learn about, and actively participate in, various hands-on educational activities suitable for teaching earth science in the classroom. The information presented in workshop lectures is then brought to life during field trips to unique geological formations, historical sites, active mining operations and land reclamation sites.
The Illinois Science Teachers Association will grant Professional Development Hours or participants will have the opportunity to obtain two graduate credit hours through Illinois State University. At the conclusion, each teacher receives numerous educational materials such as mineral kits, rock & mineral samples, fossil kit, videos, posters, lesson plans, learning activities, and other teaching aids provided by the IAAP and its members. And you will join a learning community of teachers who have participated through the years.
The IAAP will match each teacher with a producer member sponsor. The sponsor’s financial contribution provides for the facilities rental, educational materials, all meals, and lodging accommodations for Monday and Tuesday nights of the workshop. Participating teachers are responsible for the registration fee, cost for graduate level credit if you so choose, and incidentals.
Don't miss this great opportunity to learn, have fun, and make valuable contacts with other teachers and individuals in the mining industry!