September 30, 2016

Education Portal

Welcome to the Iditarod Education Portal!

Use the menu on the left side of the page to sort through lesson ideas and connect with our projects.  Our Iditarod lessons are arranged by content area and aligned to content standards.  (Common Core)  Click the area (math, science, etc.) View lesson topics that interest you and meet the standards you are teaching. Get on the Iditarod Trail with us for an educational journey to academic success by adding rigor and energy to your curriculum.  Pack your sled with lessons, projects, activities, and information that will enhance your curriculum.  Take your students on an adventure of a lifetime!    Read our 'Welcome Message' to learn more about the Education Portal and use of Iditarod in the classroom!

Follow the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

IMG_0835Meet Annie Kelley, the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

Annie is from Chicago, IL.  During the next several months, Annie will be hosting a website sharing curriculum applicable to all grade levels.  Once the 2017 Iditarod begins, Annie will be reporting from the Iditarod Trail as she travels in a small plane visiting checkpoints along the race route.  Follow Annie at this link.

View an interview with the 2012 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, Blynne Froke.

View an Interview with the 2016 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, Laura Wright.

 

Recent News and Information!

Summer Camp for Teachers June 17- 26 – Wasilla, Alaska

  Summer Camp for Educators! Download Registration Materials at this Link! SAVE THE DATE:        June 17th through 26th 2017   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 four days …


2017 Winter Conference for Educators – February 28 – March 3 – Anchorage

Download the 2017 Winter Conference Registration Materials by clicking here!    *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! If you have additional questions, please contact djohnson@iditarod.com 2017 Winter Conference for Educators “*Make Sense …


North Carolina Teacher Workshop October 1 & 2, More Events Scheduled

October 1 -2 in North Carolina, come learn more about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race© and using it as a teaching and learning tool with your students. Iditarod Workshop Agenda 2016 2016 North Carolina Registration Form Find other event sites and dates here Join presenters like educators who have held the position of the …


Contest for Classrooms: Make Decorations for Musher Banquet

The Iditarod takes place because thousands of volunteers play major roles in every aspect of the race and the events that surround it and your students can join the volunteer team as an “Official Classroom”   Enter the Table Centerpiece Contest!  Selected classrooms will create and send the decorations that will be featured on the …


Tips on Using the Iditarod as a Teaching Tool for the ‘New’ to the Race Teacher (A Rookie)

Welcome to Iditarod!  We’d like to help you create an amazing unit of study that will engage your students in an authentic learning adventure!  Let’s get started! A rookie is someone new.   If you are a rookie at using Iditarod with your students, you’ve come to the right place! The most important thing for you …


Join 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Annie Kelley and Bring Iditarod Based Lessons to Students

Annie Kelley, a 4th grade teacher at Saint Andrew School in Chicago, IL, is the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  Iditarod’s educational department is proud to welcome Annie to the team of educators who strive to help teachers use cutting edge technology and Iditarod lessons with their students so the students may achieve academic …


Teacher Workshop & Conference Schedule for 2016 – 2017

Iditarod Teacher Workshop Schedule for the 2016 – 2017 School Year.  Details of each event and registration information will be added soon.  Check back often!  If you are interested in attending one of these events and/or want additional information now or if you want to help bring a workshop to your area, email us.  Once …


“Mathing” Down the Trail – A 165 Page Booklet of Lessons Geared to Common Core Standards, by Jen Reiter, Iditarod Math Teacher

Lessons in this math packet can be used to add rigor to your math curriculum.  Lessons are geared for grades 2 – 6.  With adaptation, the lessons can be used with students in other grades.  What are you waiting for?  Get on the trail and fill your sled with ways to increase math scores while …


Reading and Writing on the Iditarod Trail: Lessons and Activities Ready to Use

These ready to use lessons and activities for reading and writing are a great way to get your students involved in reaching academic success the Idita – way —  Follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® and engage students in life long learning.   Download the PDF Document:  Reading and Writing on the Iditarod Trail …


Book Reviews–The Winter Walk and Two Old Women

The Winter Walk by Loretta Outwater Cox, published 2013, nonfiction, secondary students and older, winner of the Alaska Indigenous Literature Award This is the true story, more than a century old, of Cox’s great-grandmother’s walk to survival with her two young children. Cox’s great-grandmother was Inupiaq, and the older of the two children was Cox’s …