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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Davis


Total cost of 30 office trips: $79,886.08


Trips by Jim Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $29,121.71

Destination: HYDE PARK/POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2-DAY POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $571.09
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY MEETINGS
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $656.29
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORP AND MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,970.16
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, VA DCA/PITTSBURG/ROANOKE/CHARLOTTE/TAMPA
Sponsor: Washington and Lee University
Purpose: WASHINGTON & LEE MOCK CONVENTION
Date: Jan 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA-AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS AND DEBATE POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,389.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Davis

Tricia Barrentine
Suzanne Farmer
Tracy Nagelbush
J J Piskadlo



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

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