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Choosing the Team

Paws Along the Trail with Team Captains How do mushers who use dogs from the same kennel choose their Iditarod dog teams? Matthew Failor says they divide up the dogs “like a school yard game.” In 2017, he and Michael Baker chose teams from the same kennel, 17th Dog. “We choose certain dogs to balance the …

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 …

Learn From the Dogs

Paws Along the Trail with Life Lessons     You can learn a lot from a bunch of dogs!  Exxon Mobile, a major sponsor of the Iditarod Education Department, is correct with this logo. Cindy Abbott, recipient of the 2015 and 2017 Red Lantern Awards,  is a musher with outstanding persistence and a strong sense …

Quote for a New Year

Paws Along the Trail with a Friend “As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.” – Will Rogers For a creative writing activity,  give students Will Rogers’ quote and ask them to write their thoughts about how dogs can be friends for …

2019 Videos from Applicants

Click Here to View the Application Video by Mr. Hickox   View the Application Video by Mr. Braymer below.   View the Application Video by Tammy Drudy below.     Click Here to View the Application Video by Teresa  Campbell   Application Video by Katie Kunze – view below.  

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 …

Iditarod and Winter Solstice

Paws Along the Trail with Daylight Hours One of my students once asked, “Why isn’t the Iditarod run in January when there is  more snow?”  This activity may provide an answer. Winter solstice is almost upon us. My students have been solving a lengthy math problem:  what will be the daylight hours in our home …

Light and Arctic Fur

Paws Along the Trail with Light What arctic animal might a sled dog team encounter along the Iditarod Trail?  Moose?  Bison?  Likely.   Polar Bears?  Unlikely, yet possible along the coast.  I happened upon these Christmas ornaments in a store and was troubled by penguins paired with a Native Alaskan and a polar bear. Both …

Get Ready for the 2018 Iditarod!

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Race. No matter if you’ve been following the race with your students in past years or if this is your first year using the race as a teaching tool, you can start by looking back at the 2017 Race by reviewing the 2017 Iditarod Race Guide  

STEM and a Robotic Paw

Paws Along the Trail with STEM Our school has an initiative to incorporate more STEM projects, creating student thinkers and problem solvers.  My latest STEM project combined sled dogs and robotics!  Students were given the task to design a robotic dog paw. To introduce the idea, students were directed step by step to create a …