Announcements

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 first cohort will launch at the Winter 2022 Conference for Teachers in Anchorage, Alaska! The Introductory Checkpoint …

Second Annual Trail Mail Art Contest Open!

Attention 5th – 12th Grade Artists,  Teachers, & Parents: We have a special art contest just for you & your students! We are thrilled to announce our second annual student art contest to create the 2022 50th Anniversary Iditarod Trail Mail judged by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle and artist Jona Van Zyle. What …

Teacher on the Trail Update

In light of the changes needed during this global pandemic, The Iditarod Education Department has reworked and changed the 2021 Teacher on the Trail program for the safety and benefit of all. The role of 2021 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Jim Deprez has been revised, and we are excited about it.  Under advisement and …

Trail Mail Art Contest

UPDATE!! Now open to Fourth and Fifth Grade Artists! DEADLINE EXTENDED! Now due December 20th! Attention 5th – 12th Grade Artists,  Teachers, & Parents: We have a special art contest just for you & your students! We are thrilled to announce a student art contest to create this year’s Trail Mail judged by official Iditarod …

Behind the Scenes

Part of me lives at the Smithsonian now… And my students’ artwork is there too… Talk about being honored and proud! I recently had the honor of visiting the Smithsonian’s American History Museum and taking a “backstage” tour with Jane Rogers, curator of sports.  You may remember that I first met Jane two years ago …

We Want You!

We Want You…   To be the next Iditarod Teacher on the Trail! As my time starts to wind down, I want to take a minute to encourage anyone and everyone who has ever thought about applying to be the Teacher on the Trail to go for it! It honestly has beenthe most rewarding professional …

The Decision is Made!

I’m currently in the Millennium Hotel in downtown Anchorage.  The Millennium serves as the Race Headquarters during race time!  Things are starting to get busy here as hotel rooms are transformed into offices and work spaces for all race staff members and volunteers who will be working hard for the 2014 Iditarod.  There will be …

Tales from the Trail: The Weather Strikes Again!

I have made it to Anchorage!  I’m happy to report it is snowing!  I’m watching the Iron Dog start on TV, while updating the blog and preparing to go exploring.  The Iron Dog is the longest snowmobile race in the world. It travels 2,031 miles and will feature 38 two person teams this year. It …

Gearing Up for the Educator’s Conference

One of the things I’m looking forward to in Alaska is the Winter Conference for Educators. It’s an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by all things Iditarod for a full week!  It’s always rewarding to be surrounded by educators who value the same things you do! In addition to the many presentations by and for …

Tales (and Tails) from the Trail

Since my school year has officially begun, (I have been at inservice training the past two days),  I wanted to take a minute to tell you about my plans for the year and the blog, and let you know some ways that you can join me on this amazing journey by dogsled! One of the …