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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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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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Back to The Data

Office of

Frank Pallone


Total cost of 43 office trips: $80,515.07


Trips by Frank Pallone
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $39,948.45

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,871.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: SPEECH AND LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,868.06
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Destination: BANGOR, MAINE
Sponsor: PENOBSCOT AND PASSAMAGUODDY TRIBES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $843.50
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,896.00
source

Destination: RENO, NEVADA
Sponsor: TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $704.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: VIRGO PUBLISHING & NOW FOODS & RECALL SON DOWN
Purpose: SPEECH AT EXPOSITION
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $958.81
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: INDIAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP COUNCIL/INDIA ASSOCIATION OF NORTH TEXAS
Purpose: HONORED GUEST AT INDIA REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
Date: Jan 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,360.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: VIRGO PUBLISHING & AMERICAN INGREDIENTS
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,455.98
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2003
Expense: $510.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: NATIONAL TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $148.50
source

Destination: JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,976.95
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKERS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: CYPRUS
Sponsor: Pancyprian Association of America
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE JUSTICE FOR CYPRUS (PSEKA) CONVENTION
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,312.00
source

Destination: UNCASVILLE, CT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: USET (UNITED SOUTH EAST TRIBES) CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $825.91
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA
Sponsor: Congress of Canadian Armenians
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: EUREKA CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: HOOPA TRIBE & CABAZON BAND OF MISSION INDIANS
Purpose: TOUR OF HOOPA RESERVATION
Date: Dec 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $969.50
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA
Sponsor: ASIAN INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
Purpose: TO PROMOTE US-INDIA ECONOMIC RELATIONS AND TO RECEIVE AN AWARD FROM THE INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,350.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Frank Pallone

Jennifer Cannata
Jeffrey Carroll
Robert Clark
Eric Gordon
Kathy Kulkarni
Jessica Lenard
Raffi Vartian
Tim Yehl
Heather Zichal



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.