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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

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Total cost of 39 office trips: $141,479.07


Trips by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $63,502.25

Destination: MIAMI-JFK-TEL AVIV; TEL AVIV-SEOUL RETURN TRIP PAID FOR BY ANOTHER SPONSOR, THE U.S.-KOREAN EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Sponsor: THE JERUSALEM FUND OF AISH HATORAH AND THE IDT CORPORATION I REIMBURSED THE JERUSALEM FUND FOR THE COST OF MY TWO ACCOMPANYING CHILDREN
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
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,183.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE TO MIAMI, FL/USA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,602.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT-AMENANH TEL-AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,635.25
source

Destination: DULLES, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: LIVE TAPING OF HBO'S REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Date: Mar 18, 2005
Expense: $6,896.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Alex Cruz
Arthur Estopinan
Lucille Lewis
Julie Philp
Rodolfo Pina
Frederick Ratliff
Mariia Zimmerman



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.