In April of 2012, Linda Fenton was chosen as the fifteenth Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ .
Currently teaching 3rd grade at the Waupaca Learning Center, Linda has been using the Iditarod in the classroom as a teaching tool for the past 11 years. “I have kept the Iditarod as part of my curriculum because students use research skills, technology skills, math, science, reading, map skills, writing and drawing. Over the next year, I hope to reach as many teachers and students as possible through the Iditarod website and use of Skype. The Internet is a window to the world.”
Beginning in June and throughout the next year, Linda will be creating standards aligned curriculum and developing an online journal at http://iditarodblogs.com/tott/. During the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Linda will be flying from checkpoint to checkpoint sharing her observations and lesson ideas via the internet to students and teachers in classrooms around the world.
Linda will officially begin her responsibilities as a staff member and presenter at the 2012 Summer Camp for Teachers June 23 – July 2 in Willow, Alaska where she will introduce her 2013 Teacher on the Trail™ curriculum goals. She will also be a presenter at the 2013 Winter Conference for Educators, Feb. 26 – March 1, 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on these conferences, please contact Diane Johnson, Education Director at 605-290-3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ program began in 1999 with an inspirational idea and grown into a nationally acclaimed and globally followed 21st Century technology project.