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Around the World with the Iditarod

Paws Along the Trail with World Flags How many countries have been represented by mushers in the Iditarod?  It’s a question your geography or math students can discover! This lesson can be used as a research activity, statistical activity, world geography review, or just an extra credit project for those early finishers in your class.   …


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 …


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 …


Leave a Footprint

2012 Teacher on the Trail™, Blynne Froke, spoke to us of her adventures. She also shared an engaging lesson incorporating the Iditarod into reading, research, and art with an etching project. We thoroughly enjoyed trying our hand at etching sled dogs onto boards, but there was more to her presentation that hit me. At one …


Teacher on the Trail™ 2018

Hi Boys and Girls, I have exciting news! The Teacher on the Trail™ for 2018 is Heidi Sloan. Heidi is a 5th grade teacher in Virginia . She was selected after a fun week in Alaska, interviewing, presenting lessons, and participating in many race week activities. I recently interviewed Heidi about her experience and about …


Teacher on the Trail Finalists

Hi Boys and Girls, The Iditarod start is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Is your class getting ready to follow the race? Every year teachers prepare lessons about the Iditarod just for you. Did you know that there is one special teacher who is selected by the Iditarod Education committee as the …


We have liftoff! Welcome to the new Iditarod edu Website

We would like to welcome you to the all new Iditarod edu Website.  This is your new home for Iditarod education content for educators, students and parents.  With the support of teachers around the world, our wonderful Iditarod EDU team and our partner ExxonMobil we are able to bring this experience to you for the …


Teacher on the Trail™ 2017 Finalists

Hi Boys and Girls, Every year there is a special teacher who is selected as the Teacher on the Trail ™. This year Laura Wright from Austin, Texas will be will be flying from checkpoint to checkpoint reporting on the race for teachers and school children who are following the race. She also provides lessons …


Navigating the Iditarod Website

Hello Educators! I hope you all had a chance to read my article “Introducing Sled Dog Ed U. Cation”. After writing my introduction, I meandered on back to the dog yard to take a rest but thoughts ran through my mind that many of you may be wondering how this sled dog knows so much …


Follow Erin Montgomery, the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Follow Erin Montgomery, the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ as she travels from checkpoint to checkpoint by bush plane.   Read her articles and view images from the Iditarod Trail.  Erin is an educator from Iowa.  Classrooms around the world are following Erin.  Lesson plans and journal entries from the trail are important tools that …