School Programs - Teachers

Teacher Approved

"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)

Education Resources

From print materials to audio-visual resources, you’ll find lots here to connect rocks, metals, minerals, and mining to your Earth science curriculum.
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External Geoscience Links

A comprehensive list of links to mining related web sites.

Teacher Workshop Booking

Great to see that you're interested in Mining Matters Earth science professional learning workshops. Registration is open to teachers, teacher-librarians, occasional teachers and student teachers, unless otherwise specified. Participants must be teaching the grade level or subject intended for the resource unit. We just need a few bits of information to help us help you.

Please complete the request form in full. Incomplete forms will not be accepted by the booking platform.  You will be notified of availability within 4 weeks of your requested date.  We are looking forward to working with you and your colleagues!

Teach and be well.

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In-service Workshop Request

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* A minimum of 10 registered participants are required in order for the workshop to move forward.

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At this time, only general information is required (e.g. board office, ETFO local, school, library, etc.). You will be asked for details about the venue once booking request is confirmed.

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