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"I liked the hands-on activities which gave me ideas for my classroom.  I also liked the discussions that went beyond knowledge and into thinking about the implications of mining." - Secondary teacher about Mining Matters Eyes on Planet Earth session at OAGEE 2012 (Ontario)

"Very few workshops are exciting as this one. It [the Deeper and Deeper kit] makes teaching science so much fun." - Elementary teacher about Mining Matters workshop at LEARN Quebec 2012

"This is very interesting, it's very helpful for me as I have a hard time getting teaching ideas. Hands-on learning was wonderful!" - Intermediate teacher about Mining Matters session at Piliriqatiginniq 2012 (Nunavut)

"It would be helpful if all workshops were this great! I learned a lot of great information that I know my students will love, and also received some great materials for my students to have a wonderful hands-on experience. - Elementary teacher about Mining Matters Deeper and Deeper workshop at District of Niagara Board office 2013 (Ontario)

"C’était un excellent atelier très interactif. Bravo?" Elementary teacher about Mining Matters Aller au fond des choses workshop at Riverside School Board 2014 (Québec)

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Our highly rated workshops, which emphasize effective and engaging hands-on activities for the junior, middle and high school science and geography teachers, are offered annually at teacher's conferences and other venues across Canada. Submit your professional learning request early so that you can secure your preferred day and time. Reserve a workshop today.

In-service Workshops

Mining Matters works with teachers to increase the overall presence of quality Earth science education within in the classroom. By offering teacher workshops, in-service professional development opportunities are made available to teachers across the country.

Workshops are centred around Mining Matters Earth Science Resource Kits. Designed by teachers for teachers, Mining Matters resource kits meet regional Earth science and geography curriculum expectations, bringing relevant, accurate Earth science programs to the classroom. These kits provide teachers with up-to-date fact sheets, background information, and rock and mineral samples for use in their classrooms. The kits, when combined with a half-day (3 hours) to full-day (5 hours) workshop, gives teachers the confidence to be the classroom experts in Canadian Earth sciences. The Earth science resource kits include:

Workshops are available to be hosted by a school board, teacher organization, or can be made available at a special event like a convention or conference. Workshops can be arranged accommodating up to 24 teachers anywhere in Canada with at least four weeks prior notice. For an outline of the workshops available click here and for scheduling options, click here.

The board’s curriculum coordinator, their designate, or the teacher organization must arrange the details of the workshop, including the following:

  • Confirming the workshop date and location
  • Determining the number of teachers attending
  • Handling all payments 

Payment arrangements (P-O's accepted) must be made before the kits are shipped to the workshop location. Contact us to make an inquiry.