Registration for the 8th annual Mining Matters Teacher’s Day held at the world’s leading minerals exploration and development convention is now open. By registering early, teacher’s will save 33% on the registration fee. Space is limited so I encourage participants to register early.
It is important to note that registration is limited to 40 teachers (maximum) beyond this number it is difficult to ensure a quality program. Mining Matters does not strive for an over-the-top-crowded-production but rather, a memorable and engaging learning experience. It is my hope that teachers will be able to use what they learn in their classrooms immediately following the event.
When we developed the program this year, one quote was in the forefront of our minds, “We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don’t yet exist….in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet” – John Dewey. This may be true but we can facilitate the process by showcasing activities the provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills (Learning Skills: critical thinking, creative thinking, collaborating, communicating and Literacy Skills: information literacy, media literacy and technology literacy) that will help them successfully tackle the problems of tomorrow.
Check out the pages and see what we have lined up and send this following URLs to teachers:
General program description: http://www.pdac.ca/mining-matters/school-programs
Registration program details: http://www.pdac.ca/mining-matters/school-programs/teachers/professional-development/teacher's-day-registration-2015
Janice Williams, OCT | Manager
Teacher Training and School Programs, Mining Matters