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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL, Republican Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $33,632.38

Average cost per trip - $3,363.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 192 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bates Investment Company
Dates - July 8, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Mitchell, OR - The Dalles, OR

Purpose - Observe and discuss BLM access issues across privately owned lands
Notes -

Travel Cost - $416.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. Other costs for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $746.50
Lodging Cost - $681.26
Meal Cost - $10.44
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,498.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Dates - April 13, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - federal transportation issue discussion-educational
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in an educational conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,808.00
Lodging Cost - $1,320.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,328.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. 04/04/02 to 04/07/02 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $3,041.64
Lodging Cost - $249.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,291.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Medford, OR

Purpose - discussion of federal forestry issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan

Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $11,080.04
Lodging Cost - $1,990.14
Meal Cost - $1,353.84
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,424.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Notes - other covers taxi/shuttle from train station to airport

Travel Cost - $2,099.00
Lodging Cost - $318.72
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,537.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden - other costs were taxis - 04/16 through 04/18 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,343.44
Lodging Cost - $1,144.50
Meal Cost - $197.20
Other Cost - $17.00
Total Cost - $2,702.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Notes - Reno, NV - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,075.60
Lodging Cost - $572.25
Meal Cost - $135.20
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $1,873.05

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.