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American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

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Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Sue Kelly


Total cost of 31 office trips: $68,744.23


Trips by Sue Kelly
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $35,715.63

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO VISIT FIRMS IN THE HIGH TECH CORRIDOR
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,299.06
source

Destination: DC/ALBANY/LAKE GEORGE, NY
Sponsor: NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER-LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $768.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2003 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $18,650.40
source

Destination: FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: DOH
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,854.70
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: TO ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON FREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK/CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose: TO HAVE A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT HOW THE MARKETS OPERATE, TOUR THE TRADING FLOORS AND MEET WITH TRADERS AND OTHER MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Date: Apr 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,335.04
source

Destination:
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBERS EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO THE EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $34.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2005 NATIONAL LISTENING TOUR IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Date: Sep 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,236.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sue Kelly

Nich Curran
Amy Forshew
Alfred Garesche
Michael Giuliani
Steve Hall
Carolyn Holmes
Mike Mc Eleney
Michael Mceleney
Ann Potter



American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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  • 08.27.15

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    In 1993, a group of researchers set out to do something that had never been done before. They would hire a videographer to travel across the United States and record a random sample of eighth-grade math classes. What they found revealed a lot about American teaching.
  • 08.27.15

    Rethinking teacher preparation

    In the United States, teaching isn't treated as a profession that requires extensive training like law or medicine. Teaching is seen as something you can figure out on your own, if you have a natural gift for it. But looking for gifted people won't work to fill the nation's classrooms with teachers who know what they're doing.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.
  • 08.27.15

    Thinking about math from someone else’s perspective

    "What you do when you’re teaching is you think about other people’s thinking. You don’t think about your own thinking; you think what other people think. That’s really hard." -Deborah Ball