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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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ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $58,918.50

Average cost per trip - $9,819.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 96 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Langkawi, Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter Lehtinen

Travel Cost - $1,426.00
Lodging Cost - $1,026.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,602.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha Torah, IDT Corporation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 24, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the Hispanic community. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen received the Friend of Zion Award at ceremony from the municipality of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Fund
Notes - spouse, Dexter and children, Amanda and Patricia; return trip paid for by another sponsor, the US -Korean Exchange Council, under other expenses -- gifts for family (religious books), other transportation costs: helicopter to Masada plant to Golan Heights

Travel Cost - $5,173.00
Lodging Cost - $1,686.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $4,824.00
Total Cost - $13,183.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter

Travel Cost - $686.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter Lehtinen; under other expenses -- water, cabs, laundry

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $27,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Notes - Miami - Frankfort - Amman - Tel Aviv - Miami

Travel Cost - $9,077.00
Lodging Cost - $1,722.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $832.50
Total Cost - $12,051.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - HBO
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 18, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Live taping of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher
Notes - Dulles - Los Angeles / Los Angeles - Miami

Travel Cost - $1,596.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,896.00

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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.