Author: Jane Holmes (104 posts)


Izzy the Immunization Dog – Resources for Alaska Educators

In cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, and for the purpose of protecting our children and communities, the Iditarod Education Department wants to share these resources for use in your schools.   There are mazes, coloring pages, and flyers.  Click on each thumbnail to access the documents.

Who Will be the 25th Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ in 2024?

Congratulations to these 3 educators! The Iditarod Education Department has selected them to be the finalists for the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️. Each year, teachers from around the world apply for this honor starting with a portfolio submission, due December 1. This portfolio takes months to compile because it includes showcase lessons, experiences …

Who Will be the 25th Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ in 2024?

Congratulations to these 3 educators!  The Iditarod Education Department has selected them to be the finalists for the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️.  Each year, teachers from around the world apply for this honor starting with a portfolio submission, due December 1. This portfolio takes months to compile because it  includes showcase lessons, experiences …

Registration is Open for the 2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference!

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 curriculum …

2023 “Return to the Southern Route” Trail Mail Design Winner Announced

Over 50 entries were submitted for the 2023 Trail Mail Art Design contest.  There were many, many outstanding designs and choosing just one was difficult. The Education Department thanks our judges Jon and Jona Van Zyle as well as Wendy Brott for their continued support in this project. In the end they took into consideration …

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 …

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 27 Arrive in Alaska, get checked into your hotel, and rest up for some very busy days ahead. Tuesday, February 28 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 …