Wasilla Alaska – (Friday, April 4, 2008) – Cathy Walters, a preschool educator from the Carolina Day School, Asheville, North Carolina, is about to begin the teaching adventure of a lifetime as the Target 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail. Using a multiple intelligence and multisensory approach to teaching, Cathy has been integrating the theme of the race into her school’s curriculum, reaching students in preschool through 12th grade through a variety of curriculum and summer school projects. Throughout the next year, Cathy will be creating curriculum that is aligned to both content and cultural standards and placing it on http://www.iditarod.com/. During the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Cathy, an educator for twenty nine years, will be flying the trail with the Iditarod Air Force and sharing her observations and lesson ideas via the Internet on the website.
The Iditarod Teacher on The Trail program began in 1999 with an inspirational idea and has grown into a nationally acclaimed and globally followed adventure learning project. With the support of Target® this program is able to reach out to children around the United States and the world, bringing “The Last Great Race on Earth” a little closer to their imaginations in a real-time, research based, adventure learning project while impacting academic success for students.
The Iditarod Trail Committee is proud to welcome Cathy to this very elite group of educators from around the country. Cathy will be sharing a preview of her Target® 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail curriculum at the Summer Camp for Educators to be held in Wasilla, Alaska, June 22 – 28.
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