2019 Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Teachers' Workshop Program

Kentucky Crushed Stone Association's Teachers' Workshop Program

Georgetown College Leadership & Conference Center
100 Crawford Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
Tuesday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Due to an overwhelming demand for our program, we have turned the registration link off and have started a waiting list. Please contact Gaye Horton (gaye@kycsa.org) at the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association to be added to our waiting list. We do apologize for the inconvenience.


Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for Science teachers who teach Elementary, Middle and High Schools (3-12). However, we gladly accept Trade School Teachers, and other teachers who would like to learn more about rocks and minerals.


Click Here to Register for the Workshop


Schedule of Events:

June 18:

  • 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Registration
  • 12:30 - 12:45 p.m. - Welcome and Overview - Nick Rodgers, KCSA
  • 12:45 - 1:20 p.m. - Progress Through Aggregates
  • 1:20 - 2:30 p.m. - Geology of Kentucky - Stephen Greb, Ph. D., Kentucky Geology Survey
  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Break
  • 2:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Underground Quarry Tour, Vulcan Materials Central Quarry, Lexington, KY
  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - McConnell Springs Tour in Lexington
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Teacher/Industry BBQ

June 19:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 1 - Workshop Staff
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - KYTC Division of Materials, KY Engineers Exposure Network Session - Michael Black
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 2 - Workshop Staff
  • 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Break
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 3 - Workshop Staff
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - "If it can't be grown, it has to be mined" Dale C. Elifrits, Northern KY University
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch
  • 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Evaluation/Delivery of Supplies & Lesson Plans



Drone footage of the quarry tour.


Conference Description 

  • The workshop will focus on the identification, economic value, and the uses of a variety of rocks and earth materials in modern society. 
  • Materials, lesson plans, handouts, and classroom resources especially science / social studies education programs and aligned to 2015 Kentucky State Standards. 

    Elementary School - 2-PS1-1, 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-2

    Middle School - 06-PS1-3, 06-ESS2-2, 06-ESS2-1, 08-ESS3-1, 08-ESS3-4, One or more of the MS ETS standards

    High School - HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ETS1-3

The 2015 Kentucky Academic Standards for Science can be found here: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/standards/kyacadstand/Documents/Kentucky_Academic_Standards_Science.pdf

  • A certificate awarding 8 hours of Professional Development will be issued at the end of the workshop. (Professional Development credits subject to local district approval) 
  • Registration will be limited to 25 participants. 
  • Hands-on sessions include bird seed mining, mineral identification, and other novel approaches to teaching mining procedures, economics and conservation of resources. 
  • Tour an active underground aggregate mine operation. On-site instruction will be provided concerning extraction technology, quality control, and how the industry addresses the environmental implications of aggregate mining. 
  • Expert instructors include geologists (Kentucky Geology Survey), engineers, college professors, retired teachers, and crushed stone industry representatives. 


Workshop and Registration Fees 

Sponsored By Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Membership 

No Costs to Teachers or their School System! 


Deadline: May 31, 2019 

If you need any auxiliary aids or services with regard to a disability or have special dietary needs, please call Gaye or Nick at the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association office 502-223-2379. 

Rooms Available for Workshop Attendees at No Cost 

Contact: Hampton Inn 

128 Darby Drive 

Georgetown KY 40324 



Teachers must make their own reservations!

Be sure to mention that you are with the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Educational Workshop. 

Room Rate for Teachers, Paid for by Sponsors


Want to learn more about our workshop - check out this article from Kentucky Teacher - June 21, 2017

Going Beneath The Surface for a Better PD

A hundred feet or so below the surface of the earth, Deborah Hensley was putting together a lesson plan. Hensley, an 8th-grade science teacher at Adair County Middle School, was on a bus with 20 or so fellow teachers who were getting a guided tour of a limestone mine as part of a teachers’ workshop conducted by the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA). The experience was one of several from the free two-day workshop that she said she can put to good use in her classroom. Click here to read the full article on the workshop.