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Title: Iditarod in the Classroom!


1
Iditarod in the Classroom!
  • Join us for an incredible teaching adventure!

2
Participate in Our Projects!
Our curriculum, projects, and activities are
designed give a teachers current curriculum an
educational boost by connecting the theme of
Iditarod to the content and cultural standards
that you teach. Iditarod is a theme that brings
a real time event--- The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog
Race from Alaska to within the walls of your
classroom no matter your location. Curriculum
has been created and easily adaptable to any
content area that you may teach and can be used
for any grade level.
The Internet is your vehicle and
www.iditarod.com Is the link to learning. Our
projects are designed to empower your students
through a year long adventure in learning.
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Our Curriculum
  • Aligned to Standards
  • Represents Best Practices of Teaching and
    Learning
  • Focus on Technology Integration

4
Our Curriculum
We are dedicated to bringing this real event - -
Iditarod - - to classrooms around the world - -
in real time - - and most importantly, in the way
that impacts and enriches the classroom
curriculum. The result? The curriculum empowers
students to be academically successful. Students
become highly engaged in the learning process
while involved in our lessons and
activities. Teachers become more engaged in the
teaching process because they are teaching
lessons created by teachers for teachers. Our
website is a collaboration zone allowing teachers
to share their success and inspire new lessons
that bring positive results to the students.


5
Iditarod Traveling Quilt
  • Read the on line journal updates from each quilt
    as each quilt travels around the United States.
  • Create a quilt square and join the journey!

6
Iditarod Traveling Quilts!
Quilts travel from school to school around the
United States. Teachers use the quilt as a
thematic tool to teach content and cultural
standards in math, language arts, and other
content areas. Sometimes students create their
own quilts to share information about their state
and culture.
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Iditarod Traveling Quilt!
Educational Value Using the Traveling Quilt as
the theme, the teacher facilitates lessons that
build on skills students need to practice or
know. (NCLB) Examples Provides opportunity to
read, write, and communicate Provides opportunity
to problem solve, think and reason, work with
others, and build life skills Provides
opportunity to develop skills in behavior
studies Provides opportunity to develop skills in
health and healthy living Provides opportunity to
build geography skills Provides opportunity to
learn about other states, communities, and
cultures past, present, and future. Provides
opportunity to build technology skills Provides
opportunity to build skills in visual arts
The Traveling Quilt
8
Service Learning Projects
  • The Importance of Volunteerism and Call to
    Community Service

9
Iditarods Books to the Trail
  • Bring books to classrooms in need by getting
    involved in this service learning project.
  • Participation is easy!
  • Sign up to participate and receive a partner
    school.
  • Hold a fundraiser in your community to purchase
    necessary books and classroom materials for the
    partner school.
  • Send much needed books to students living in
    Alaska or other places in need.

10
Iditarods Books to the Trail
The participating classroom teacher organizes the
book fund raiser and makes arrangements for the
books to be sent to the school in need.
Generally the books are sent from the book
company directly to the school in need. The
books usually arrive at the school in February
or March.
11
Iditarods Books to the Trail
The Anchorage Public Library has served as a
partner in getting books to students by sending
the books to the schools along the Iditarod
Trail. The books are sent to the villages with
other supplies that Iditarod sends to the
villages. The Target Iditarod Teacher on the
Trail helps deliver the books to the
classrooms. Cathy Walters, Target 2009
Iditarod Teacher on the Trail helped deliver
the books during the 2009 Iditarod.
12
Iditarods Books to the Trail
Examples of Standards Addressed in Books to the
Trail Working With Others Standards 1. 
Contributes to the overall effort of a
group   2. Uses conflict-resolution
techniques   3.  Works well with diverse
individuals and in diverse situations   4. 
Displays effective interpersonal communication
skills   5.  Demonstrates leadership skills
Standards Aligned
Self-Regulation Standards 1.  Sets and manages
goals  2.  Performs self-appraisal   3. 
Considers risks   4.  Demonstrates
perseverance   5.  Maintains a healthy
self-concept   Volunteerism Community Service
13
Table Top Decorating Contest
Miles may separate a classroom from the Iditarod
Trail, but student art work can bring the
classroom to the race in this unique project
and contest.
14
Table Top Decorating Contest
Winners of this contest supply the table top
decorations for the Musher Banquet that is held
in Anchorage, prior to the start of the
Iditarod. This opportunity allows classrooms
to be race volunteers from a far by helping
create the decorations to be on the tables at
the banquet event.
  • Standards addressed in this project depend on the
    specific project the classroom chooses.
    Examples
  • Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Geography

15
Zumas Paw Prints
  • Read news articles from Zuma and the K9
    Reporters.

16
Zumas Paw Prints

Zumas Paw Prints is the place to go to learn
about the race from the Official K9 Reporter,
Zuma, and journalists Gypsy, Libby, and Sanka W.
Dog. Learn about Alaska, Iditarod, and
dogs. Articles are posted all year long,
providing readers of all ages with interesting
information.
Human authors and Fur Friends make guest
appearances, too! Students can leave comments
for the reporters, making this a collaboration
zone for students and K9 friends.
17
Zumas Paw Prints

This section of the website provides an
opportunity for students to read, write, and
communicate. Standards in Language Arts, Social
Studies, Science, and Character Education, Life
Skills and other areas can be addressed at Zumas
Paw Prints.
18
Zuma and the K9 Journalists

19
Virtual Field Trips!
  • Take Virtual Field Trips to Learn More about
    Iditarod and Alaska!

20
Subscribe to Iditarod Insider!
  • Insider provides video and GPS tracking as well
    as curriculum and project ideas that can be used
    any time during the school year.

21
Iditarod Insider

Iditarod Insider in the Schools is a year round
tool, with lesson connections for all curriculum
areas, a fly by map, and archived historic video
segments. During the race, daily video segments
are uploaded to Iditarod Insider. You dont
want to miss a minute of Iditarod coverage!
Learn more http//iditarodblogs.com/teachers/insi
der-for-educators
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Workshops for Teachers!
  • Each year, we hold two annual teachers workshops
    .
  • Join us in Alaska!

23
Teachers Workshops
Each year we hold two teachers workshops in
Alaska. During the week before the race, we hold
a 4 day workshop that is designed so participants
can see the start and restart of the Iditarod.
In June, a 9 day summer camp for teachers is
designed to provide teachers with activities,
sessions, speakers, and field trips for the
ultimate Iditarod experience. University credit
can be earned through attending camp.
Join us! Need more information? Contact the
Iditarod Education Department.
24
Teachers Workshops

2009 Summer Camp
25
Stay on Track!
  • Strengthen your curriculum to help students make
    positive life decisions and live healthy lives!

26
Stay on Track
Learn about Alaskas Stay on Track program.
(Alaskas National Guard) Follow the Stay on
Track leader during the race. Each year during
the race, an inspirational leader from Alaskas
Stay on Track program visits communities along
the Iditarod Trail. Read the blog and experience
the race from this leaders point of
view. Discover ways to encourage students to
make the positive life choices that lead them to
a happy, healthy life. Challenge your students
to Stay on Track!

27
Iditarod Teacher on the Trail
  • The Teaching Adventure of a Lifetime!

28
Iditarod Teacher on the Trail
Each year, a teacher is selected to serve as the
Iditarod Teacher on the Trail. The teacher
creates standards aligned curriculum and
projects. The lesson plans and activities are
on the website. During the race, the teacher
travels the Iditarod Trail and reports the
experiences and observations. The on line
journal is a virtual field trip to Iditarod.

Apply and be the next IditarodTeacher on the
Trail
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The Time is NOW!
  • Dont wait for February or March to get involved
    with using the race as a thematic tool in your
    classroom.
  • Start a project today!

30
The Time is NOW!
  • Start your students on a trail to academic
    success by using our lesson ideas and projects!

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