MineralsEd, in partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), will host a professional development program for teachers at Roundup on Tuesday, January 21. This event is sponsored by Teck. Roundup is a gathering of thousands of people who work in some capacity in mineral development, from exploration to reclamation. It is a unique event that provides MineralsEd an opportunity to organize a professional development program for teachers on topics related to the many aspects of mineral development.
Our Teachers’ Day theme this year is Careers in the Modern Minerals Industry. The program will be facilitated by MineralsEd partner-teacher and Pinetree Secondary Science teacher, Kerry Lockwood. Guest speakers in the morning have been chosen to shed light on the make up and diversity of the workforce, from their business headquarters to exploration camps to mines, and to introduce how new technologies are used in conjunction with boots on the ground work to define, advance and develop new projects. A career-tailored exploration of the exhibits in the Roundup tradeshow in the afternoon builds on the speakers' insights, and helps complete the picture of the multi-disciplinary and highly skilled workforce that comprises the industry today.
This professional development program provides invaluable insight for Career Educators and for all those who teach secondary students and play a role in guiding their post-secondary education and career paths. Don't miss it!
Register for Teachers’ Day using the form below. Those who are not able to attend on January 21st are welcome to attend Roundup on another day. You are also required to register via MineralsEd (below).
Limited TTOC support is available from MineralsEd for teachers to attend this Teachers' Day program. (TTOC coverage is not available for other days of the conference.) Priority will be given to career educators, earth science teachers and for those who have not had TTOC support to attend Roundup in previous years.
Visit our Flickr gallery for images of some of the participants from previous years.