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Latest edu Posts

Keeping it Cool!

Tails from the Trail- Adaptations Sled dogs are a group of amazing athletes, some of the best in the world. But how do these dogs survive and thrive in the coldest weather of Alaska? Over time, nature has allowed dogs to have developed physical characteristic or behaviors that help them survive. These are called adaptations. …

Iditarod Regional Teacher Events to be held in Chicago and Colorado Springs

We’re heading to the starting line and bringing Iditarod Teacher Conference events to the lower 48!   Our first two events have been announced!  Get ready, Chicago! (October 19) Get Ready, Colorado Springs! (February 8, 2020) Here we come! Both of these events are one day events.  We’re in the process of ‘filling the sled bag’ …

Dog of the Month- Qarth!

Tails from the Trail: Dog of the Month! Dogs touch our lives in so many ways.  Their love and devotion to their humans, and our love to them. Jeff Deeter, of Black Spruce Dog Sledding and three-time Iditarod finisher, shares one of his special dogs.  “Qarth is a dog unlike any other that I have had …

Here’s to a Beautiful Start to the School Year!

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places. When asked about my trips to Alaska, I describe it as something you could never imagine. Like out of a storybook, picturesque.   Not only is the scenery beautiful, but also watching the mushers, volunteers, pilots, teachers, veterinarians, and everyone involved in the Iditarod working together. It’s like …

Please take our Survey. We need your thoughts and ideas!

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.  Share how …

Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Application

Be the NEXT  Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™! Download the Application Document by clicking here! The Teacher on the Trail™ program is a unique opportunity for one selected educator each year, to teach beyond the traditional classroom walls via Internet and to be involved in a project that reaches students around the world during  a …

Morning Meetings with an Iditarod Twist!

As you start to plan for your new school year, are Morning Meetings a part of your routine? Morning Meetings are a great way to leave the Starting Line of your day while creating community and reinforcing academic and social skills. They are also a great way to sneak in a little Iditarod fun and …

Iditarod Excitement!

Tails from the Trail! It is that time of summer when I start to think about the upcoming year.  July is over, and the August build-up is here.  What will my new class be like? How am I going to start the school year? What will I change from last year or keep the same?  …

Make Plans to Attend Iditarod Teacher Conference Events

Attend a 2020 Iditarod Teacher event! It’s not to early!  Not at all! We’re already planning for our 2020 teacher conference events.  You should start planning to join us! 2020 Winter Conference in Anchorage prior to the start of the Iditarod.  (March 3 – 6, 2020)  Learn more by clicking here! 2020 Summer Camp for …

Practicing Reading Skills with Iditarod Photos

Photos are a great way to introduce students to reading skills they may be unfamiliar with or need extra practice with prior to using more complicated texts. Moving from photos, to short passages, to longer texts allows students to have a chance to refine their skills and build their confidence.  The Iditarod is fortunate to …