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American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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  • 08.27.15

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  • 08.27.15

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  • 08.27.15

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OXLEY, MICHAEL G, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $98,247.13

Average cost per trip - $8,187.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 37 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hyannis, MA

Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $846.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,246.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Meetings with U.S. government/European counterparts on biotechnology, e-commerce, healthcare and other important issues
Notes - Spouse accompanied - other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $5,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 21, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Board meeting to discuss possible future sights and topics for Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Executive Committee
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,400.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Pershire, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference - fact finding
Notes - Other expenses for board meeting - conference - ground transportation - accompanied by spouse Patricia Oxley

Travel Cost - $7,879.66
Lodging Cost - $3,802.35
Meal Cost - $1,466.00
Other Cost - $524.39
Total Cost - $13,672.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participant in World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos
Notes - Spouse, Patricia A. Oxley,other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $6,984.00
Lodging Cost - $1,980.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,464.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - transatlantic meeting with European Leadership
Notes - dates personal-8/15-16/2003, other costs are for ground transportation. Spouse Patricia A Oxley accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,190.86
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $510.14
Total Cost - $15,175.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 23, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference, international exchange
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,431.00
Lodging Cost - $1,360.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $645.00
Total Cost - $3,436.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network in Kinclaven, Scotland
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Notes - Dulles - Edinburgh, Scotland - Dulles

Travel Cost - $3,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,295.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $578.31
Other Cost - $533.38
Total Cost - $11,769.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - 2004 Transatlantic Conference Panel Participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,061.31
Lodging Cost - $725.16
Meal Cost - $564.14
Other Cost - $31.45
Total Cost - $8,382.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Corporate Governance Network
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International Corporate Governance speech and meeting with shareholder advocates
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington Dulles Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,583.18
Lodging Cost - $2,287.94
Meal Cost - $149.98
Other Cost - $1,585.69
Total Cost - $9,606.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic meeting / international exchange
Notes - Washington, DC - Edinburgh, Scotland - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $3,384.43
Lodging Cost - $1,116.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.43

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

Recent Posts

  • 08.27.15

    An American way of teaching

    In 1993, a group of researchers set out to do something that had never been done before. They would hire a videographer to travel across the United States and record a random sample of eighth-grade math classes. What they found revealed a lot about American teaching.
  • 08.27.15

    Rethinking teacher preparation

    In the United States, teaching isn't treated as a profession that requires extensive training like law or medicine. Teaching is seen as something you can figure out on your own, if you have a natural gift for it. But looking for gifted people won't work to fill the nation's classrooms with teachers who know what they're doing.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.
  • 08.27.15

    Thinking about math from someone else’s perspective

    "What you do when you’re teaching is you think about other people’s thinking. You don’t think about your own thinking; you think what other people think. That’s really hard." -Deborah Ball