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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 …

Using the Engineering Design Process: Solar Cookers & Coolers

STEM education has become an essential element of the 21st century school and society. While STEM focuses on four significant subjects- science, technology, engineering and math- the skills that are learned through STEM instruction can be applied toward many other facets of life.  It is essential that teachers integrate valuable and enriching learning experiences for …

Register for 2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference February 26 – March 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference:  Anchorage, Alaska February 26 – March 1, 2019 Register for the conference by clicking here. Registration for Conference: $375 for the first 50 attendees, $475 Starting with attendee 51.  After Jan.15, $575 Fee includes Musher Drawing Banquet ticket and all field trips and speakers.  The first 15 attendees to register will …

Applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

It’s that time of year again!  Teacher on the Trail application time!  We’d like you to meet the applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, read their bios, and view some of their lessons.  This year,   Six educators completed their application process and mailed the document to our department to be considered as …

Idita-Boxes: Tinkering Along the Trail

Mushers are constantly tinkering – working on ways to build better sleds, harnesses, cookers, dog jackets, etc… Your students are also natural tinkers too – always playing and fiddling around with found objects…. Why not mesh the two together with these Iditarod Inspired Tinker Tubs? Students will be provided materials to try to build various …

Mush On To Your Dreams This New Year

Are you also finding it hard to believe that the new year is upon us? It seems like it was just the other day that I was welcoming my students to their final year of middle school.  For many people, a new year brings with it a new and fresh beginning- one that is hopefully …

Making Memes: Iditarod Style

Are you in need of an engaging and fun lesson that your students will love? Would you like to integrate technology into a lesson in a unique way? Do you have blank wall space and are in need of some classroom decor? Use this lesson with your students that will challenge them to create original …

More on Musher Cindy Abbott

At first glance, Cindy Abbot may appear to be only a musher (which is remarkable in and of itself). However, this dedicated wife, mother and two-time Iditarod finisher is a world-traveler, extreme scuba diver, former college professor, author, advocate who raises awareness for rare diseases, and a mountain climber! Cindy has summited Mt. Everest which makes her …

Building the Trail: Augmented Reality Topographic Trail Map

One great way to help your students see the challenges that the land of Alaska throws at the mushers is by plotting the trail on a topographic map. This allows students to see the changes in elevation that the teams must make as they travel east to west along the trail. An Augmented Reality Sandbox …

UPDATED for the 2019 Race! Multiplication Challenge

This lesson is a fun way to have your kids review multiplying by two digit numbers, while introducing them to the role of vets and vet checks in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The kids will take on the role of a volunteer vet and complete a series of challenging word problems as they make …