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American Sign Language Fingerspelling Meets Iditarod Vocabulary

As teachers, we are consistently challenged with meeting the needs of all our students. While we routinely refine our teaching practices and learn about our students, one thing which teachers universally recognize is the notion that everyone learns differently. One of the most rewarding things is witnessing students overcome challenges, especially those who may have …

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 …

Registration for 2019 Winter Conference and Summer Camp is Open

Iditarod’s Winter Teacher Conference will be held in Anchorage Feb. 26 – March 1, 2019.  Join us for this educational conference and see the start and restart of the 2019 Iditarod. Learn more about this event and register at this link.   Summer Camp for Educators will be held June 22 – July 1.  Join …

2019 Summer Camp for Educator June 22 – July 1 – Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp is now open. Join us for this 9 Day Event – June 22 – July 1. Register for the 2019 Summer Camp by Clicking Here! More information about the 2019 Summer Camp event will be posted soon!  Questions?  Contact djohnson@iditarod.com For general camp information, click here!

Interested in Writing to Mushers? READ THIS Please

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before, please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …

Mushing with Math

Have you ever heard a student ask the question, “why are we even learning this?” And from there, they typically follow it up with, “it’s not like we’re ever going to need to know how to do this in life!” As educators, we often strive to make our curriculum as engaging and interactive as possible. …

Symbolism and Representative Democracy

It certainly feels good to be back in the classroom after a long and restful summer! I always enjoy spending the first several days of school getting to know my students and establishing classroom routines! This year, it has been particularly exciting because my new students are curious and intrigued about my role as the …

Navigating an Unknown Journey

For most teachers, the school year has finally begun (unless you’re like me and don’t begin until after Labor Day)! I will forever remember being a student in the summer who anxiously waited each day to receive a letter in the mail letting me know which teachers I was going to have during the upcoming …

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: 101 What you need to know!

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2019 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more …

Position your Students for Success

While summer vacation is quickly waning, teachers from all different areas are already thinking about the upcoming school year and are developing plans which are going to make it successful. Regardless of content which one teaches, the grade-level, or years of teaching experience, it is evident that every teacher strives to create a welcoming and …