2022 Kentucky Crushed Stone Association Teachers' Workshop Program

Kentucky Crushed Stone Association's Teachers' Workshop

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 140 Osborne Way, Georgetown, KY 40324
When: Thursday, June 16, 2022


Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for Science teachers who teach Elementary, Middle and High Schools (3-12), trade/vocational school teachers and other teachers who would like to learn more about rocks and minerals.

Click here to register for the Teachers' Workshop


Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 16:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Overview - Nick Rodgers, KCSA
  • 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. - Geology of Kentucky - Stephen Greb, Ph. D., Kentucky Geology Survey
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Geology of Kentucky - Stephen Greb, Ph. D., Kentucky Geology Survey
  • 11:00 p.m. - 11:30 a.m. - "If it can't be grown, it has to be mined" Dale C. Elifrits, Northern KY University
  • 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Underground Limestone Mine Quarry Tour - Nally & Gibson Georgetown, Georgetown, KY
  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 1 - Workshop Staff
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 2 - Workshop Staff
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Break
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Hands-On/Minds-On Session 3 - Workshop Staff
  • 4:30 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! 


Rooms Available for Workshop Attendees at No Cost 

Please contact Gaye Horton in the KCSA office to secure your hotel room at the Holiday Inn in Georgetown for Wednesday, June 15.


Want to learn more about our workshop - check out this article from Kentucky Teacher

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.