Author: Jane Holmes (80 posts)


Registration is Open for the 2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference!

2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference “Engage! Inspire!  Succeed!” At the Lakefront Hotel February 28 – March 3, 2023 in Anchorage, Alaska Hold on to your sled because this conference is going to be a fascinating ride!  The theme of “Engage! Inspire! Succeed!” tells it all.  Teachers that wrap the Iditarod around and through their required …

2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference Speakers

Check back here regularly to see the additional speaker bios and read about their engaging, inspiring sessions! Juli’s session  Teachers are more aware than ever that the social emotional health of our students impacts their learning, but with a full curriculum it is hard to find time to fit it in!  Iditarod is a through …

2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference Schedule

Learn more and register here:   2023 Winter Educators Conference Learn about the specific speakers and sessions here:  2023 Winter Conference Speaker Highlights Monday, February 28 Arrive in Alaska, get checked into your hotel, and rest up for some very busy days ahead. Tuesday, March 1 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Breakfast starts at 8. Workshop sessions …

2023 Educational Trail Mail Sales are Closed

Thank you to everyone that purchased a place in an Iditarod 2023 sled from Anchorage to Nome!  With a smaller field of mushers this year, there were fewer spots and all sleds filled quickly! If mushers are added, we may have the ability to open some more Trail Mail slots.  If you want to be …

March 2023 Winter Educators Conference Information

Iditarod Education Department Winter Educators Conference “Engage, Inspire, Succeed!” at the Lakefront Hotel February 28 – March 3, 2023 in Anchorage, Alaska Registration will soon be open for the Iditarod Winter Educators Conference and we can’t wait to see you! Join us the week prior to race start to rejuvenate, or begin building your Iditarod …

Save the Date for our Annual Winter Educators Conference 2023

Engage, Motivate, Succeed! Iditarod 2023 Winter Educators Conference February 28 – March 3, 2023 in Anchorage, Alaska Join us for 3 1/2 days of  professional development like no other.  Fill your sled with the gear you need to engage and motivate your students to success – Iditarod style!  You will get ideas, lessons, and materials …

Student Volunteer Opportunity

WARM HEARTS MAKE WARM DOGS 2023 Calling all classrooms! Our students are the biggest fans and supporters of the race and especially of the dogs!  The Iditarod veterinary team is in need of 300 fleece dog blankets to be shipped to checkpoints AND to have on hand for dogs returned to Anchorage during the race.  …

Alaska Day and the Iditarod

Tomorrow, October 18, is Alaska Day.  It is a celebration of the date, when in 1867, Alaska became a U.S. territory.  What does this have to do with the Iditarod?  In 1967, Joe Redington, Sr. and Dorothy Page organized a sled dog race to commemorate the centennial of this event to honor the sled dog …

Calling all Who Know Educators!

Are you or do you know a teacher? The Iditarod Education Department has numerous free programs and an almost endless library of lessons that align to standards for educators to use: public, private, charter, and homeschools included. Please help us spread the Iditarod love and the word to teachers in your life. Did you know …

Jon Van Zyle Sketches for the Education Department Newsletter

The Iditarod Education Department is so very thankful for the continued support of Jon Van Zyle, official Iditarod artist.   Each month, he sketches an original artwork to accompany an article in the EDU’s “Mush On!” newsletter.  Jon has donated these sketches to the education department to be offered for sale to raise funds to support …