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Misconceptions and More: Iditarod & the Serum Run

  This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions surrounding the Iditarod, and one that I realized only a few years ago.  Although both the Serum Run and the Iditarod are of great importance, and share some of the same route, trails, and stops, they are two events that are completely separate. The Iditarod …

Writing to Mushers: Steps for Success

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. Send the required information to us by filling out the form found by clicking this link to  receive by email the postal contact information for mushers who …

Become the next Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™!

Calling all educators, you are invited to apply for the 2022 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.  Applications are due December 1, 2020, so it’s not too late for you or someone you know to apply. Note:  Some changes to the application have recently been made, but If you have begun the application process with the …

Primary Source of the Month: September

In August, the hashtags #womenshistory and #Beyondthe19th were trending. Here’s a little bit of Iditarod #womenshistory for you and your students! Share the primary source with the students and give them some time to examine it on their own. This source is featured in the Iditarod On-Line Museum (click the photo for a larger image). …

Iditarod EDU Virtual Fall Conference

Technology in an Ecosystem that Demands Greater Access Sign up by September 30 – $100 After September 30 – $125 Can’t attend on these dates? No problem, a digital copy is available for $89. Register for the conference here. Schedule Friday, October 16 Iditarod EDU Fireside Chat 2 – 4 p.m. Alaska Time IditaRead digital …

Classroom Connections: The Patch – Getting To Know You Activity (Virtual Lesson Possibility)

  I don’t know about all of you, but beginning the year is always a little different for me each year. I like to try new activities, but always have some “go-to’s” that I like to do. This year however is already VERY different. I am only seeing my kiddos for 2-3 days/week face-to-face, so …

Iditarod EDU Newsletter

Our monthly Iditarod EDU newsletter Mush On! will bring you new ideas, reintroduce familiar standbys, and will be helpful whether you are a rookie or a veteran Iditarod Educator!  Each issue includes links to new and past articles and class activities from throughout the Iditarod EDU website. Click each issue image for a downloadable PDF.  …

The Iditarod announces interim Associate Director of Education

The Iditarod is proud to announce that we have selected an interim Associate Director of Education, 2008 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail ™, Jane Holmes.  Jane is a 6th grade elementary teacher at Ursa Major Elementary School, in Anchorage. Alaska has been home to Jane since 2015, when she began teaching at Togiak School in …

Moments with Mushers: Camaraderie

  As educators we know that at the beginning of each year, it is critical to develop a good sense of community within our classrooms. Teamwork, integrity, and respect are all important qualities we want in each of our students. We make sure that every voice in our room is heard and valued. We encourage …

What To Expect…

  What to expect. That is kind of the big question at this point. Given the state of the world right now, things are going to look a little different this year, for all of us. The Summer Teacher Summit was done virtually in June, and the “passing of the torch” (or the Teacher on …