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Teachers from Around Nation Travel to Anchorage for Iditarod Teachers Conference

Before the race starts, teacher from a dozen states will gather in Anchorage to participate in the 2010 Winter Teachers Conference. Speakers, field trips and sessions are designed to empower educators with the teaching tools, renewed enthusiasm and the general information necessary to impact classroom curriculum and guide students to academic success using the Last Great Race. The conference is coordinated through the Iditarod Education Program, sponsored by ExxonMobil.

On Tuesday morning (March 2nd), attendees will listen to several educational presentations by the 2011 Finalists for TargetĀ® Iditarod Teacher on the Trail. Other speakers will include Iditarod Education Program Director Diane Johnson, as well as Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American astronaut to walk in space, who will share a few words of encouragement with the teachers. Dr. Harris is in Anchorage on the second stop of his national 2010 "Dream Tour presented by ExxonMobil." Tuesday's session begins at 8 a.m. at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel (The Official Hotel and Headquarters of The Iditarod during the race), and will end at 4 p.m.

This Alaskan Grown Education Program now reaches out to more than 10,000 schools and hundreds of thousands of students around the globe, and it continues to grow. The Winter Conference gives teachers the opportunity to share ideas and find new ways to incorporate Iditarod learning activities in their classrooms.

For more information on the Iditarod Education Program and the 2010 Winter Teachers Conference,
please visit http://iditarodblogs.com/teachers.

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