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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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    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.
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  • 08.27.15

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RADANOVICH, GEORGE, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $45,626.56

Average cost per trip - $2,683.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 140 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Colorado River Water Users Annual Meeting
Dates - December 13, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech to Colorado River Water Users Annual Meeting
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Ethie Radanovich

Travel Cost - $1,332.50
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $112.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,569.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Saipan Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands

Purpose - Fact-finding and speech to chamber's annual dinner
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Ethie Radanovich

Travel Cost - $9,520.00
Lodging Cost - $1,360.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,280.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Water Resources Association
Dates - November 29, 2000 - November 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $482.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $682.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - speak to conference attendees
Notes - Transportation costs not listed. Spouse Ethie Radanovich accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational visit and briefing
Notes - spouse Ethie Radanovich accompanied.

Travel Cost - $587.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,032.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speak to annual meeting
Notes - spouse Ethie Radanovich accompanied.

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $1,160.00
Meal Cost - $340.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,620.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Ethie Radanovich and son King accompanied. Meal costs are including in lodging.

Travel Cost - $254.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,204.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speak at annual meeting - energy and commerce issues
Notes - accompanied by spouse Ethie Radanovich.

Travel Cost - $592.30
Lodging Cost - $249.61
Meal Cost - $212.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,054.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Federation of Wines and Spirits
Dates - May 23, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Accompany Congressman Radanovich on CODEL for purposes of protocol
Notes - The sponsor only paid for Mrs Radanovich, the member's spouse. The Congressman's trip was funded by another party.

Travel Cost - $7,395.44
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,395.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Health Care Institute
Dates - June 30, 2002 - July 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,632.50
Lodging Cost - $825.00
Meal Cost - $514.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,971.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecom Companies
Dates - January 20, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak to Winter session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $352.00
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $632.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - educational update of California Wine Industry
Notes - spouse, Ethie Radanovich accompanied, other costs are for two $75 Lake County Alliance Charity Event Tickets and $105 for spa services for spouse

Travel Cost - $4,936.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $705.90
Other Cost - $255.00
Total Cost - $6,901.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bell South
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - original had total in other costs so we moved

Travel Cost - $73.60
Lodging Cost - $457.06
Meal Cost - $118.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $649.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Delegation retreat
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $121.68
Lodging Cost - $199.98
Meal Cost - $381.61
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $723.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Educational - to assess Congressional accomplishments, review lessons learned & anticipate future challenges
Notes - Washington, DC - Scottsdale, AZ - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Assn
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Annual convention/educational
Notes - Dulles - SF - Dulles (drove to Fresno for district work 3/31 - 4/1)

Travel Cost - $4,465.48
Lodging Cost - $1,145.70
Meal Cost - $156.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,767.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - June 1, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Touring facilities for education regarding water supplies, water quality, desalinization efforts
Notes - Fresno, CA - Los Angeles - Fresno, CA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $135.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $255.00

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