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									Iditarod Insider
Your only source of in-depth coverage for
"The Last Great Race on Earth."
WHAT IS THE IDITAROD?

The Iditarod race commemorates all sled dog accomplishments
including a life-saving journey in 1925, when sled dog teams
brought medicine to a threatened village during an epidemic.

The race starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends over 1,000 miles
away in Nome.
WHAT IS THE IDITAROD INSIDER?

 The Iditarod Insider is a subscription that enhances traditional
 classroom instruction.

 A subscription to an Iditarod Insider package allows your school to have
 exclusive access to:

     •   news
     •   archived videos
     •   interviews
     •   and statistics on the Iditarod Race.

 You also have access to daily video of the actual race that is uploaded to the
 website so you don’t have to miss a minute!
WHAT IS THE IDITAROD EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
PROGRAM (IELP)?

 The IELP is a year-round program with lesson connections for all
 curricula that help inspire necessary life skills to benefit all
 students.

 IELP helps teach students standard curricula by using:

     • Iditarod-themed lesson plans
     • experiential learning techniques.

 Anyone can access the IELP at the Iditarod website at no cost, but a
 subscription to the Iditarod Insider provides exclusive access to even more.
WHAT’S ALL THE HOWLING ABOUT?

  Iditarod Insider has many benefits for each subscription,
  including:

      • Insider GPS Tracker
      • Insider Video on Demand
      • Ultimate Insider.

  The Ultimate Insider combines the benefits of both the Insider GPS
  Tracker and Iditarod Insider Video on Demand to keep your students
  updated on everything Iditarod.
          Insider GPS Tracker




Insider GPS Tracker shows you how fast teams are traveling, the
distance between teams and checkpoints, and the current
temperature!
Iditarod Insider Video on Demand




 Video on Demand streams hundreds of video segments online
 over the course of the Iditarod, from pre-race interviews through
 the thrilling Live Finish in Nome.
CHECKPOINT:
SPEND LESS MONEY MORE EFFICIENTLY

   Budget cuts and layoffs force educators to look for
   innovative ways to teach students at a lower cost.

   The IELP offers free supplements for your state’s curriculum and
   helps to:

      • reduce out-of-pocket costs
      • access pre-planned materials and teaching tools
      • reduce teacher preparation time.
CHECKPOINT:
IMPROVE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE


   The IELP helps improve learning in schools by using proven
   experiential learning techniques that :

       •   improve teacher efficiency
       •   enhance student performance
       •   reduce drop-out rates
       •   increase students’ self-discipline.

   Using the IELP as a supplement for any number of subjects helps
   students perform to the best of their abilities.
CHECKPOINT:
ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING

   The Iditarod theme provides a versatile tool for teaching
   students the required curriculum.

   Stimulating students’ interest with interactive experiences inspires
   them to participate in class discussions and focus on lessons.

   Students are more likely to do well on tests and homework when they
   are mentally engaged and physically involved in the work.
Break Time!
The IELP appeals to younger children as
well!

Zuma, the lead Canine Reporter of the Iditarod,
teaches students how to build character and life
skills by encouraging:

•   Determination
•   Optimism
•   Respect
•   Teamwork
•   Integrity.




The Iditarod Education Department encourages
students to write to Zuma or any of the other three
canine reporters!
MATH STUDENTS CAN CALCULATE:

    the effect of weight on speed—uphill and down

       the probability of a musher finishing the race

           the estimated arrival time for each musher

               the fastest route to take!
Science and Snow

  Using the scientific method to test mushers’ gear for
  effectiveness and safety! Students can:

                                 • identify independent and dependent
                                   variables

                                 • hypothesize how much warmer hands
                                   and feet would be INSIDE the trail gear
                                   as compared to the temperature
                                   OUTSIDE the gear

                                 • write out a materials list and steps for
                                   testing the procedure.
 IDITA-READS
incorporate aspects of the race to encourage students to read by using:


    themes students enjoy reading about

    mushers as benchmarks of reading progress

    checkpoints based on the book, pages, and rate of time each student reads.
CHECKPOINT:
RELIEVE EDUCATOR STRESS AND BURDEN


  Administrators and teachers are under a lot of pressure to meet
  state standards.

  You can incorporate the Iditarod theme into existing lessons to:


      • reduce teacher stress with pre-made lesson plans
      • give children an interactive learning experience
      • increase scores and student retention.
IELP Member Testimonies

“Setting goals, working,
planning and seeing
things through to
success is the
adventure of life and
the Iditarod is the most
inspiring example of
this I know.”

- Joy Davis, a high
school teacher from
Blynne, California
IELP Member Testimonies
                      “All kids get it!….Get
                      them out of the
                      textbooks and into the
                      real world … and HOLD
                      ON! The kids will drive
                      the lessons and the
                      teacher becomes the
                      facilitator. It’s learning at
                      its best.”

                      - Bonnie Edwards, a
                      reading and language
                      arts teacher from Tampa,
                      Florida.
CHECKPOINT:
IDITAROD INSIDER PRICING

            Classroom access to the Insider GPS Tracker and
            Insider Video on Demand is only $39.95 each.

           Upgrade to a school-wide package for just $169.95!




   That’s a $1.00-per-student investment
   for every 170 students in your school.

If enrollment is higher, your benefits are even greater.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To experience the benefits of the IELP, go to http://www.iditarod.com/
and click on the “For Teachers” tab. To sign up for the Iditarod Insider:

   • go to http://insider.iditarod.com/
   • click on “Become an Insider.
   • fill out the information to start your subscription.


The Iditarod race begins on the first Saturday in March and if you
register now, your students can get immediate access to the race
excitement and all the Iditarod Insider has to offer!

								
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