Presentation on theme: "Are you a principal with a heavy work load? Are you experiencing budget cuts? Are you concerned about the well being of your students and their education?"— Presentation transcript:
Are you a principal with a heavy work load? Are you experiencing budget cuts? Are you concerned about the well being of your students and their education? Are you interested in encouraging educators in your building to inspire academic success from the students they teach? Calling All Principals
Iditarod is a trail to enhancing education! It is a Trail youve been waiting to follow!
Once a supply a route for medicine during a Diphtheria epidemic in the 1900s, part of the Iditarod trail is now used for the Last Great Race on Earth®. The Iditarod is an annual sled dog race. Teams of dogs and their mushers race across the icy terrains of Anchorage, Alaska, all the way to Nome. What is the Iditarod?
Iditarod is more than a Last Great Race®. It is also the Last Great Teaching Tool to improving education for studnets in any grade level. So what can the Iditarod do for you, your students and teachers?
The Iditarod Education Department brings the race to within the walls of the classroom as students and teachers join the race in real time, experiential learning adventures!
Lets Talk More About Iditarod in the Classroom!
How can Iditarod lessons help? The lessons can provide a number of creative ways for teachers to get students of any grade more interested in learning.
We followed the Iditarod here in the second grade at Pembroke Primary in Western New York. What an engaging unit, even the parents followed along. We had a local dog musher come to give us a demonstration. Thanks for all of the ideas! Claire Pfalzer One second grade class in Western New York enjoys race lessons.
Lesson Plans Can Include: Iditarod Race Learning Stations (3 rd -4 th grade) Students are introduced to the Alaskan Iditarod Race and then they visit ten stations/checkpoints in the gym where they perform various physical activities based on the race. Iditarod Picture Dictionary (Pre-K-1 st grade) Students read stories about the Iditarod and create a vocabulary book about the Iditarod. In this Iditarod lesson plan, students draw pictures and write captions illustrating important words about the Iditarod but also learn literacy skills along the trail.
Teachers Use Iditarod for Learning Experiences Visit the For Teachers section on our website to find FREE lesson plans waiting for you! /teachers
Iditarod is a solution to concerns you may have at your school because Iditarod enhances learning by engaging students in real time experiential learning that focuses on content and instruction.
Iditarod Lessons Help Develop your Schools Personal Reputation in the Community By using the Iditarod in your school, you can: Become an innovative leader in education Improve the educational learning environment Focus on state standards and develop 21 st century skills Become a recognized, innovative school that puts the students first and on the trail to academic and personal success!
Iditarod Lessons Contain Educational Benefits to Improve School Performance Students learn life long skills in content areas: Math Writing Reading and Literacy Science Social Studies Fine Arts Every area! School performance will improve while making your school more innovative and competitive. Parents will recognize the enthusiasm about learning through their childrens success!
Classroom Concerns are Addressed in Iditarod Education and Students Succeed! Learning about the Iditarod is perfect for us because the race takes place during our standardized testing. The race actually keeps the students excited about coming to school. Joan Schriner, IL, Grade 6 Educator. new ways to learn Fun, hands on lesson plans Scientific experiments.
Iditarod Education Takes Classrooms on Virtual Field Trips! Feel the cold of Alaska, from the warmth of the classroom, while observing students beg for more school work! Really! It happens! Trek across the icy terrains of Alaska from Anchorage to Nome without leaving the classroom via the Internet and electronic communications!
Iditarod in the Classroom Works! This is Why~
Experiential Learning Theory states that learning happens through one of four stages: Concrete Experience Reflective Observation Abstract conceptualization Active experimentation Experience plays the central role in the learning process of each stage, and Iditarod lessons contain these elements. Experiential Learning
Adventure Learning This type of learning connects activities that occur in the classroom with learners lives beyond the classroom walls. The race allows students to do just that. Adventure Learning has been proven to have a positive effect on student motivation and on the interaction between students and teachers. THAT leads to academic success for all!
Simulation and Games Iditarod lessons also provide various simulations and games that stimulate brain development and teach: Strategies Teamwork Conflict resolution. Kolb and Kolbs research has shown that play in a positive learning space can promote deep intellectual learning.
Technology With the Iditarod GPS tracker students can track the entire race and find out the distance between teams and checkpoints, temperatures, and the speed at which teams are traveling. Results show that mobile technologies are effective in improving knowledge during experiential learning. These results come from an experiment that tested the benefits of technology on 2 fifth grade classes with one using personal digital assistants and the other working without them.
Iditarod Works with Students and With Teachers!
Were always on the lookout for something more, something that will capture students interest and give them another tool to learn and practice the standards skills. – Martha Dobson, Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail
Do not delay! Get the students in your school on the right trail towards academic success and 21 st century learning!
An Iditarod Insider Subscription Can Enhance Iditarod Lessons Even More! Teachers will have access to lesson plans on our website at no cost, but a subscription to Iditarod Insider can: Provide more educational opportunities through video coverage and GPS Tracking during the race
Subscriptions Include: IDITAROD Insider Video on Demand: Class $39.95 School $99.95 IDITAROD Insider GPS Tracker: Class $39.95 School $99.95 ULTIMATE Insider Video + GPS = 100% Awesome- Class $67.95 School $
Hmmm… Figure out the pricing per pupil and Im sure youll agree, this is educational value for an affordable price!
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