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CRENSHAW, ANDER M, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $110,838.26

Average cost per trip - $10,076.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 28 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $5,038.00
Lodging Cost - $1,612.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 26, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $27,640.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Kitty Crenshaw accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - spouse Katharine Crenshaw -- other includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $11,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $16,424.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,146.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $8,396.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,767.80
Lodging Cost - $1,568.00
Meal Cost - $3,040.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $10,425.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To gather with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between the US and the host country
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $8,757.26
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $962.90
Other Cost - $323.63
Total Cost - $11,017.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - London, England

Purpose - To tour energy facilities and ministries in Italy
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,963.00
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $4,404.26
Other Cost - $1,261.00
Total Cost - $10,893.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Katharine Crenshaw, spouse-lodging expense combined-other expenses ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,333.72
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,776.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Jacksonville, FL - Istanbul, Turkey Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,220.70
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,870.70

Additional family members - Yes

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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

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