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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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KYL, JON L, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $46,213.50

Average cost per trip - $3,554.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 137 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - America West Airlines
Dates - August 17, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - speak to the America West board of directors' retreat
Notes - Kyl paid for 4th night, wife Caryll accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,297.00
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,774.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - give keynote luncheon address at conference
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles -Phoenix

Travel Cost - $236.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Notes - wife Caryll Kyl

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 6, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - featured speaker at the 40th annual Texas Congressional reception and dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,155.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Donors Forum on International Affairs
Dates - May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaker at the Donors' Forum meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $417.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $417.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on counter terrorism
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $3,510.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $314.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,124.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dana Point, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for conference
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $1,061.00
Lodging Cost - $401.50
Meal Cost - $258.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,720.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hans Seidel Foundation
Dates - July 3, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - Participate in conferences for Hanns Seidel Foundation and Aspen Institute
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $16,500.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 6, 2002 - October 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,075.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,075.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in AEI World Forum panel discussion
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,953.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $384.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,697.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in the Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $246.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $549.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,112.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 2004 AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,640.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 24th annual AEI World Forum
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,150.00
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $5,183.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.