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Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association

2014 IMAA Teachers' Workshop

Rocks & Minerals in Modern Society
June 24-26, 2014


This year 26 teachers from around the state of Indiana participated in the Rocks & Minerals in Modern Society workshop presented by IMAA and the Indiana Geological Survey.  The teachers represented all grade levels, from Kindergarten to High School, Special Education, and even a few post-secondary educators.  Thank you to all of the participants for making the workshop a fun and positive learning environment, as well as all of the IMAA volunteers and sponsors who make the workshop possible!

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For the Teachers

Teachers - would you like to join us next year for the 2015 Rocks & Minerals in Modern Society Workshop? Save the dates of June 23-25, 2015. You can learn more about the IMAA Teachers' Workshop (dubbed a retreat by many of our teacher participants!) on the Teachers' Workshop information page. You can also sign-up to be on the email list for notifications about the workshop – such as registration announcements and available teacher sponsorships.

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What did the 2014 Teachers think of this year's workshop?

"Love the format, staff & entire experience. It truly is the best professional development I have been to in my 10-year career." – 1st Grade Teacher from Edgewood Primary School

"This {workshop} was excellent. Mainly because it was ALL useful!" – 6th Grade Teacher from All Saints Catholic School in Logansport

"I enjoyed experiencing firsthand the projects/activities. I also was fascinated by the history of geology in Indiana." – 5th Grade Teacher from Stalker Elementary

"I learned to appreciate the mining industry, which I feel knowledge helps changes opinions. The more people to educate, the more opinions to change." – 2nd Grade Teacher from O.J. Neighbours Elementary

Thank you to the 2014 Teachers' Workshop Sponsors & Volunteers!

Field Trip Hosts

Martin Marietta Materials
Carmel Sand & Gravel
96th Street Underground Mine
Irving Materials, Inc.
Pendleton Quarry

Teacher-Industry BBQ Sponsors

Irving Materials, Inc.
Equipment Sponsor:
MacAllister Machinery
Tent Sponsor:
Rudd Equipment Company
Tent Sponsor:
West Side Tractor Sales
Grill Sponsor:
Hanson Aggregates

Lunch Sponsor

Martin Marietta Materials  

Teacher Sponsors

Aggregate Manufacturing International Engineering Aggregates Corp.
Hanson Aggregates Irving Materials, Inc.
North American Limestone Co. Rogers Group, Inc.
Stone-Street Quarries, Inc. VCNA Prairie, Inc.
Whayne Supply Company  

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Nelson Shaffer, IUPUI Walter Gray, Indiana Geological Survey
Ernie Overton, Dyno Nobel Jon Havens, Stone-Street Quarries
Max Williams, Martin Marietta Materials Garrett Cockrum, Martin Marietta Materials
Jeff Huff, Martin Marietta Materials Brian Duncan, Irving Materials, Inc.

Workshop Volunteers

Dana Boyd, North American Limestone Co. Liza Cobb, General Drilling, Inc.
Cory Collins, MacAllister Machinery Sonya Cowles, North American Limestone Co.
Jeff Fee, Stone-Street Quarries Jessica Hunsinger, Irving Materials, Inc.
Laresa Ingram, Rogers Group, Inc. Mike Lovell, Brandeis
Rick Lucas, Irving Materials, Inc. Jo Ann McMillan
Todd Pester, Vibra-Tech, Inc. Adam Regich, Rogers Group, Inc.
Holly Ward, Irving Materials, Inc. Kim Williams, VCNA Prairie, Inc.

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