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Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association

2015 IMAA Teachers' Workshop

Rocks & Minerals in Modern Society
June 23-25, 2015


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!

New social media adventures for the Teachers' Workshop!

New for 2015, the IMAA Teachers' Workshop launched Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to stay engaged with teachers throughout the year. To kick off the new accounts, we held a #RocknSelfie photo contest and received some great pictures from our teachers! Be sure to follow us on

For the Teachers

Teachers - would you like to join us next year for the 2016 Rocks & Minerals in Modern Society Workshop? Save the dates of June 21-23, 2016. 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.

Click here to learn more!

What did the 2015 Teachers think of this year's workshop?

"This workshop presents fantastic information in a fun, relaxed way.  I look forward to putting this information to use." – 6th Grade Teacher from Sacred Heart Fowler

"I could not say anything wrong about this workshop! Awesome, complete, thought provoking.  Teachers walk away feeling empowered!  I have collegues that will benefit from this information." – High School Teacher from New Castle High School

"I will strongly encourage my 14 other Middle School teachers to come as I am the department head.  Definitely helpful and informative! Thank you!!! Your efforts will help me and my staff to discuss your industry and its careers available." – 7th & 8th Grade Teacher from Kahler Middle School

"Teachers always need to be learning!  This workshop is so well organized and very worth my time." – Kindergarten Teacher from Lincoln Elementary

"The Best, most usable workshop I've attended in 26 years." – 6th Grade Teacher from South Decatur Elementary

"It's fantastic! You learn a ton, and are equipped to do every activity presented with your class at home." – K-2 Teacher from Lincoln Elementary

"It was very well organized & informative.  Paced well & everything I can take back and use immediately in my room." – 3rd Grade Teacher from Grassy Creek School

Thank you to the 2015 Teachers' Workshop Sponsors & Volunteers!

Field Trip Hosts

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

Teacher-Industry BBQ Sponsors

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

Lunch Sponsor

Martin Marietta  

Teacher Sponsors

Beemsterboer Slag Corp. Irving Materials, Inc.
NALC, LLC New Point Stone Co.
Rogers Group, Inc.

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Nelson Shaffer, IUPUI Walter Gray, Indiana Geological Survey
Ernie Overton, Dyno Nobel Jon Havens, Irving Materials, Inc.
Max Williams, Martin Marietta Garrett Cockrum, Martin Marietta
Scott Woodard, Martin Marietta Brian Duncan, Irving Materials, Inc.

Workshop Volunteers

Dana Boyd, NALC, LLC Lauri Cadle, West Side Tractor Sales
Cory Collins, MacAllister Machinery Sonya Cowles, NALC, LLC
Jeff Fee, Stone-Street Quarries Zach Gwinnup, Aggregate Manufacturing Int'l
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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