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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 …

STEM and Sled Design

When I find myself in conversation with students and teachers about the Iditarod, I typically get asked the same questions: How long is the race? How long does it take a musher to complete the race? What do the dogs eat? How cold does it get? Is it always dark in Alaska? What are the rules? …

Best Conferences…Iditarod Style!

My journey toward 2018 Teacher on the Trail™ started at an Iditarod Educator’s Camp in the summer of 2016.  The thing I first loved about coming to an Iditarod Educator’s Conference was that I met like-minded, passionate teachers!  Anyone who incorporates the Iditarod and is willing to travel to Alaska to learn more has to …

Figurative Language and the Iditarod!

 “You’re never the same, after you run the Iditarod, and I still lust to go out and run with dogs, even though that I know I shouldn’t. But I’d give just about anything to be able to do it again. To see the horizon again from the back of a dog team would be wonderful.” …

Comparing Percentages of Iditarod Finishers

This year’s Iditarod will mark the 47th running of The Last Great Race©! It is amazing to think about how the race has evolved since its start in 1973. When Joe Redington Sr. envisioned a long-distance sled dog race, he wanted to preserve the history of Alaskan huskies, sled dogs, and the sled dog culture. There …

Create and Send! Contest for Classrooms: Make Decorations for Musher Banquet

Teaching Volunteerism The Iditarod takes place because thousands of volunteers play major roles in every aspect of the race and the events that surround it.  Your students can join the team as “Official Classroom” Volunteers! Enter the annual Table Centerpiece Contest!  Selected classrooms will create and send the decorations that will be featured on the …

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 …

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 …