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Joe Redington Sr. Jr./Sr. High School

A new school has opened in the Mat Su Valley.  It is named in honor of the ‘Father of the Iditarod’, Joe Redington, Sr.  This school is located a few miles from the Redington home.  “We’re blazing a trail to greatness here just like Joe Redington Sr. did with the Iditarod and we hope to …


2015 Summer Raffle Information

  Help Stage the 2016 Iditarod! Purchase a Summer Raffle Ticket. Call 1 – 800 – 545(mush) 6874   10 Prizes Include: Two ($40,000 Grand Prizes) – 2015 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Trucks,or any similarly priced New Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler vehicle DONATED BY Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. YOU pick the color!   AND8 Prizes …


Do You Hear…

It’s that time of year, but what is there to hear? Click on Do You Hear to find out what’s to be heard in Education and Iditarod.


Do You Hear…

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant that sound? Yes, THAT sound! It’s the sound of teachers and students heading to the classroom for a new school year. Pencils grinding in the sharpener, laptops humming quietly in the classroom, books read the time-honored way by turning one paper page after another, a sound almost unheard until 30 …


2016 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Laura Wright, Austin , Texas

Third grade educator, Laura Wright has been selected as the 2016 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™  . Laura teachers at Eanes Elementary School. She incorporates Iditarod themed lessons into all areas of her curriculum including math, art, and science, with a strong technology piece that allows students to share their learning. Laura applied to be …


Bulletin Board Ideas

Creating a classroom environment that is conducive to learning is essential for any teacher to accomplish. Creating a classroom environment that engages the learner and builds an atmosphere that enhances the learning process helps students be successful in school. Every educator knows that the environment created by the teacher can facilitate the learning process.  Using …


Creating an Enriched Iditarod Classroom Environment

Iditarod is an incredible teaching tool that teachers incorporate into all content areas of teaching. A teacher knows that creating bulletin boards that teach and display areas that spark the imagination and interest of students is essential to setting the stage for learning.  The environment a teacher creates can make or break the lessons taught …


Decorating Iditarod Style

By Betsy Anderson, Educational Journalist The best part of last year’s Iditarod unit was that we adopted a Junior Iditarod rookie musher, Justin Fink.  He visited us in December and again in May with some of his puppies.  He even used one of my students’ ideas to name one of the litters!  He wasn’t able …


His Next Step In Training

Dallas Seavey and his desire to make Iditarod history isn’t cooling off.  Welcome to the Dallas Seavey Indoor Sled-Dog Training Center.    


Preschool and Kindergarten Activities

Lessons by Cathy Walters Preschool and Kindergarten * Music (Idita-Tunes) for some of these lessons can be found at this link. Lessons: Water the Huskies Relay Summary: Students will run traditional relays with the intent of working as a team to water their huskies. The focus is on the chores necessary to take good care …