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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.

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

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PENCE, MIKE, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $26,381.42

Average cost per trip - $1,551.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 246 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, New Atlantic Initiative, part of American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
Dates - September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - Attend conference on international terrorism
Notes -

Travel Cost - $760.00
Lodging Cost - $415.88
Meal Cost - $90.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,266.58

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Karen Pence and three children

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $347.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vanderburg Co. Right to Life, Tri-State Athletic Club
Dates - April 22, 2002 - April 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Evansville, IN

Purpose - official, promote pro-life issues to state of Indiana. Vanderburg Co Right to Life paid for travel and meals, Tri-State Athletic Club paid for lodging.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $492.50
Lodging Cost - $71.50
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $589.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 6, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, RSC retreat
Notes - form submitted year late

Travel Cost - $42.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $385.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 4, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Official: promote pro-Israel Issues
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $339.00
Lodging Cost - $140.56
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $654.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - official congressional retreat-Educational
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Right to Work Committee
Dates - January 24, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - official: promote right to work issues
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $643.00
Lodging Cost - $459.26
Meal Cost - $154.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,256.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - official; promote government and conservative issues
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $625.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $668.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,809.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse, Karen Pence

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $256.20
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $484.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - official; promote congressional and conservative national issues
Notes - other: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $342.19
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost - $270.00
Total Cost - $648.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - March 6, 2004 - March 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - official: promote congressional and conservative national issues
Notes - child, Michael J. Pence, other: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,087.40
Lodging Cost - $205.00
Meal Cost - $550.00
Other Cost - $272.00
Total Cost - $2,114.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - fact-finding trip as a member of medeast and central asia (subcommittee on IR committee)
Notes - spouse, Karen Pence, other: tour bus, guide, security

Travel Cost - $6,503.00
Lodging Cost - $776.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost - $1,052.00
Total Cost - $8,871.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Richard Norman Co
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Speak to Conservative Retreat officials; speak to promote Congressional and Conservative National Issues
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $196.88
Meal Cost - $63.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $226.80
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,300.41

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $1,431.00
Meal Cost - $1,157.90
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,761.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Inland Press Assn
Dates - October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Official; to promote Congressional and Legislative issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $398.90
Lodging Cost - $209.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $667.90

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