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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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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

Ted Stevens


Total cost of 61 office trips: $139,748.02


Trips by Ted Stevens
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $56,996.75

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA. MRS. STEVENS ALSO ATTENDED
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Cap Cure
Purpose: REMARKS BY SENATOR TED STEVENS
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $3,144.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,311.96
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL ON ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMEN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,290.20
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND VERISON COMMUNICATIONS-COSPONSORS
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE USTA CONFERENCE-TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,263.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN TO MEETING OF NATIONAL FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Date: Oct 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Lost Tree Chapel Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM "ARE WE PREPARED FOR THE WAR AGAINST GLOBAL TERRORISM"
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,746.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN AT THE MIDNIGHT SUN SHIP CHRISTENING
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,039.55
source

Destination: KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: COMBS AVIATION CO.
Purpose: PLANNING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN'S FIRST FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NC. VISITED KITTY HAWK MEMORIAL AT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $1,130.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,913.18
source

Destination: KAVAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE IN HAWAII PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,657.86
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,177.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $687.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,048.20
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,523.11
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,704.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Catherine B Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Apr 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ted Stevens

M Sidney Ashworth
Christine Drager
Ruth Ernst
Andrew Givens
Tom Hawkins
James Hayes
Lesley Kalan
Christine Kurth
George Lowe
Jennifer Lowe
Jason Mulvihill
Matthew Paxton
Mitch Rose
David Russell
Justin Stiefel
Lisa Sutherland
Brian Wilson
John Young



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.