October 24, 2014

Education Portal

Welcome to the Iditarod Education Portal! 

Get on the Iditarod Trail with us for an educational journey to academic success!  Pack your sled with lessons, projects, activities, and information that will enhance your curriculum.  Take your students on an adventure of a lifetime!  Use the menu on the left to locate information that you need!  Read our 'Welcome Message' to learn more about the Education Portal and use of Iditarod in the classroom!

Events for Educators!

2015 Winter Conference for Educators!  March 3 - 6, 2015 -  Anchorage, AK 

2015 Summer Camp for Teachers! June 20 - 29, 2015 - Willow and Wasilla, AK

2015 Events Held in the Lower 48

Follow the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Image by Terrie HankeMeet Erin Montgomery, the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

Erin is a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher and coaches 7th grade volleyball, 8th grade basketball, and varsity tennis. in Camanche, Iowa.  During the next several months, Erin will be hosting a website sharing curriculum applicable to all grade levels.  Once the 2015 Iditarod begins, Erin will be reporting from the Iditarod Trail as she travels traveling along the race route in small plane. Follow Erin at this link.

View an interview with Blynne filmed by the Insider video crew.  Blynne was our 2012 Teacher.


Iditarod Insider - Video and GPS Tracker! 

Subscribe or Renew TODAY!

ATTENTION TEACHERS:  Insider Video and/ GPS Tracker are subscription based technology tools to enhance your Iditarod Unit of study.   The fastest way to renew your current subscription or become a new subscriber is by doing so on line.  Visit the link.  Choose classroom or school wide, depending on the needs of your school.

A classroom subscription is for one teacher and that teacher's students.  The subscription can be used on one computer or the number of computers that there are for that teacher and that teacher's students.  (25 -30 computers)  Purchase JUST video or JUST GPS Tracker for $39.95 or both video and GPS Tracker for $67.95.  One user name and password allows Insider use for the teacher and teacher's students.

A school subscription allows all students and staff in one building to access Insider using one password and one user name.  The price is $99.95 for just video or just GPS Tracker or $169.95 for both video and tracker.  One user name and password allows everyone in the school easy access to Insider!

 *An Individual subscription is not licensed for use in schools.  You must purchase either a classroom or a school wide subscription account to show or use these resources with your students.  **  All subscriptions expire the end of June regardless of purchase date and are valid for one Iditarod season.  Subscriptions can be renewed starting July 1.

PURCHASE ORDERS:  If you are subscribing or renewing an Iditarod Insider subscription and you are unable to purchase using a credit card on line,  please click here for information on subscribing using a purchase order.  Please note, using a purchase order takes time to process, so begin this process long before the start of the race to make sure you do not miss a moment of the race.  Whereas a subscription activated online takes moments, a purchase order may delay the process for several weeks.

Recent Posts

Checking in with Mr. Walters

Each year, the teachers who participate in the Iditarod Summer Camp for Teachers are offered a special chance to get involved in the upcoming race in a unique way… adopting a rookie musher! Partnerships between teachers and rookies are set up at the Sign-Up Picnic, contact information is exchanged, and plans our made! This year, …

Why Wait Until Winter? Baltimore Iditarod Workshop Announced!

Why wait until winter to jump on the sled and start using the Iditarod in your classroom? Jump on the sled this fall and join us at the Baltimore Iditarod Workshop for Educators! Saturday, November 15th 9am to 5pm and Sunday, November 16th 9am to noon   Join other local Iditarod educators for a fun-filled …

September 2014 Iditarod Workshop in North Carolina for Educators

Educators, don’t wait until February or March to incorporate the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a teaching tool in your classrooms. You can start now! And, to get you started now, check out the Iditarod Workshop for Educators held in North Carolina September 27-28. Well-received as a first time workshop in North Carolina by …

Welcome to the Education Portal!

We’re heading out on the trail to help you lead your students to academic success!  We want you and your students to join us! This section of Iditarod’s website provides educators and families with the tools needed to develop the best practices of teaching and learning to guide students along the journey to academic success …

2015 Winter Conference for Educators – March 3, 4, 5, and 6 – Anchorage

2015 Winter Registration Materials. Download now!  *Please note: Scroll down this page and view information you need to know about attending the conference.  We’ve lots of tips for you to help you plan your trip! 2015 Winter Conference for Educators! “Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” *Registration Materials  Questions?  Need more information?  …

Are You Up to the Challenge?

We are at the starting line of a new school year. As teachers, you are planning, creating and establishing challenges for your students. You are thinking about all that you would like your students to discover and learn and achieve. But, how will you challenge yourself this year? What will you discover about your teaching? …

2015 Summer Camp for Teachers

  Summer Camp for Educators!   SAVE THE DATE:   June 20th through 29th 2015   for the ULTIMATE professional development experience!     Summer camp isn’t just for kids anymore!  Come experience Alaska in a totally unique adventure while immersing yourself in the Iditarod for nine days!   Campers spend three days at the Dream …

Iditarod Summer Camp for Teachers: An Educational Opportunity

  Summer Camp for Educators! June 20th through 29th 2015   TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION INFO: Plan to arrive in Anchorage on or before Friday, June 19th and ready to hop on the sled Saturday, June 20th. We recommend planning to leave Anchorage after six pm on Monday, June 29th.  Car rental is not required though …

Join us in Michigan, September 27, 2014

    Learn more about this teacher conference by clicking here!   Presenters include the 2014 and 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, Jen Reiter and Erin Montgomery.                   

How My Mood Affects My Team

by Philip Walters “Ooooooookey dokey little ones!  Are we ready to have some fun today?” I call out to my team as I walk into the dog yard filled with happy, bouncing, hyper Alaskan huskies.  My initial greeting to my dog team could easily be taken out of the context of a dog yard and …