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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

Collin Peterson


Total cost of 68 office trips: $94,842.71


Trips by Collin Peterson
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $39,007.13

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Buckmasters Ltd
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $648.75
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Purpose: SPEAKER CRT AND CONSERVATION
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $980.67
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, RSA-GEORGE RSA
Sponsor: Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,428.20
source

Destination: JAX
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose:
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,479.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS-KEARNEY, NEBRASKA-DETROIS LAKE, MN
Sponsor: NEBRASKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION-RAIN WATER BASIN JOINT VENTURE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $823.30
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING, SPEAKER
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $918.33
source

Destination: DCA-COLUMBUS-CHICAGO-MSP
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Purpose: SUBSTANTIAL PARTICIPATION IN ISSUES CONFERENCE.
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $809.24
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $892.01
source

Destination: MPLS-LAS VEGAS-WASH. DC.
Sponsor: American Federation of Musicians
Purpose:
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $919.63
source

Destination: BILLINGS MONTANA (MSP-BILLINGS-FARGO)
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: SPEAKER-ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,307.53
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Archery Manufacturers & Merchants Organization
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,305.06
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: MEETINGS, FOOD SAFETY, BIO-TERRORISM FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.53
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSN OF AMERICA AND ADVANCE AMERICA
Purpose: FORUM ON DEFERRED DEPOSIT INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Destination: FARGO-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE/CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,471.63
source

Destination: MSP-POLLACK
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,008.00
source

Destination: FARGO-MSP-MEMPHIS-GULFPORT-MEMPHIS-DCA
Sponsor: American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Purpose: SPEECH - MEET WITH BOARD-GROWERS
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: DETROIT LAKES, MN-MARSHALL, MN-GRAUS FORKS, NA
Sponsor: Schwan Food Company
Purpose: SPEAKER - SCHWAN UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 17, 2004
Expense: $2,036.00
source

Destination: HERREID-POLLACK
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURE/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $724.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY BAY
Sponsor: American Frozen Food Institute
Purpose: SPEECH-BD OF DIRECTORS-AFFI MID YEAR BD MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,298.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Collin Peterson

Steven Bekkerus
Christine Birdsong
William Black
Chip Conley
Nona Darrell
April Demert
Robin Gioracke
Robin Goracke
Earnest Goule
Chris Iacaruso
Tony Jackson
Martha Josephson
Robert Larew
Andrew Martin
Russell Middleton
Christopher Ogilvie
John Riley
Anne Simmons
Katherine Telleen



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.