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Iditarod Conference, Virginia!

What a great conference we had!  Learning how to incorporate the Iditarod into STEM, primary source research, literacy, writing, math, and art was the emphasis for this incredible professional development weekend.  Jen Reiter, 2014 Teacher on the Trail™, led the educators in activities involving the history of the Iditarod Trail and working with primary sources, giving everyone strong …

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2018 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more by …

Husky Talk Podcast

Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast. A Weekly Behind the Scenes Look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind …

Picture This!

Paws Along the Trail: making a mental Iditarod picture Do my students understand what multiplication actually represents?   For example, that 8 x 42 is 8 rows of 42, or 8 groups of 42? I want them to learn to form mental  images when they see  math symbols. Day 1 goal: give a thinking/doing problem  to establish a …

Gold and the Iditarod

 Paws Along the Trail with the Gold Rush Gold. Just hearing someone say the word creates interest and a desire to eavesdrop. The Iditarod Trail is remembered for the path it created for winter travel from the gold mines to the ports, usually by dog team.   Between the gold mines and mail carrying, dog teams …

Lhotse, the Athlete

Paws Along the Trail with Lhotse, the  Mom Dog Athlete  Shaynee Traska was all smiles and the first rookie musher to sign up for the 2018 Iditarod at Iditarod Headquarters in June. She and her husband, Jeremy, have been building their kennel of sled dogs and training toward their dream of running the Iditarod Trail. Talking with …

Adopting Copernicus

Paws Along the Trail with Adoption What happens to sled dogs when they are retired or when they just don’t have the heart for pulling? Mushers keep them or find new, loving homes for the dogs. Heidi: For two summers at Iditarod Educator’s Camp, I loved seeing Copernicus in the dog yard. He appeared to be …

2017 – 2018 Teacher Conferences in Lower 48: Virginia, Iowa, and More!

Join us and discover ways to incorporate Iditarod into your classroom. Workshops feature: Information about Iditarod, dog mushing, dog care before, during, and after the race STEM connections for your students Lessons and activities for real time authentic learning Presenters/Speakers include:  Musher, veterinarian, Iditarod EDU faculty.  Iditarod Teacher Workshop Schedule for the 2017 – 2087 …

Beginning the Dream

Back when I began following the Iditarod and the EDU website, I read about 2004 Teacher on the Trail™, Jeff Peterson. I remember thinking, “Wow! I would LOVE to do that!” The dream began for me, but it seemed beyond reach. As the years passed and I used the Iditarod more and more as a tool …

2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators – Anchorage – Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2

Register to attend the 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators by clicking here! The 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators  “*Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” February 27 – 28, and March 1, 2  Anchorage, Alaska Iditarod Educational Learning Projects connect a real event, in real time- to content learning by providing experiential, project …