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NOT In It To Win It

I run, but I’m not competitive and I don’t always enjoy it. I started running pretty late in life, as a new mom who wanted to return to her pre-baby pants size and not be out of breath climbing the stairs to grab a diaper. Running worked for me because I could squeeze in 2 …

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 …

Who Pulls the Sled?

Iditarod is where dogs run the race, but the race runs on volunteers. This is a pretty bold statement, one I made in a post earlier this month, and I stand by it. I’m not alone in recognizing that the volunteers are the heroes of the Iditarod. The mushers are aware that their ability to …

Get I.C.E.d ~ Become an Iditarod Certified Educator!

The Iditarod EDU Teacher Certification program is a four-month-long professional development program offered to preschool – high school teachers across the world. The program is divided into four checkpoints that combine synchronous and asynchronous coursework for teachers. The goal is to equip educators with an accurate and full knowledge and background of the race and …

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 …

SEL Snack: Volunteer to be Grateful

In the October IditarodEDU newsletter I teased that this SEL “Snack” would focus on gratitude. (Are you getting the newsletter??? If not, you definitely should sign up HERE for MUSH ON!, the free monthly digital newsletter from IditarodEDU that provides a ton of cool stories, great education ideas, and insider information!) Part of developing good …

Comfort Food

Next month is Thanksgiving here in the US. The holiday focuses on gratitude but, if I am being completely honest, it is really all about the food. I will definitely get back to the thankfulness component in my November posts, but for now let’s talk turkey…and mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. There is something about …