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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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Office of

Earl Pomeroy


Total cost of 32 office trips: $83,551.50


Trips by Earl Pomeroy
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $41,010.44

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $265.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION CONVENTION
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $744.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CA AND NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Sponsor: PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE CO. AND WELLPOINT HEALTH NETWORKS
Purpose: BREAKFAST SPEECH TO PACIFIC LIFE; LUNCH SPEECH TO WELLPOINT
Date: May 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,626.67
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co
Purpose: SPEECH TO MSDW GLOBAL PENSIONS GROUP
Date: Jun 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $573.87
source

Destination:
Sponsor: PASSE CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS
Date: Dec 4, 2000
Expense: $562.00
source

Destination: MALI AND GHANA
Sponsor: SAVE THE CHILDREN, OXFAM AND ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,687.10
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INT'L STUDIES AND JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION
Purpose: AS GLOBAL AGING INITIATIVE COMMISSION MEMBER, GAVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND PLENARY CONFERENCE AND ATTENDED CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,261.94
source

Destination: SPEAK AT NASRA CONFERENCE IN PROVIDENCE, RI
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATORS
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $1,618.94
source

Destination: VISITED POLITICAL LEADERS AND NAAC PARTICIPANT GRADUATES IN PRISHTINA, GJAKOVA, PRIZREN, MITROVICE, AND SUHAREKA, KOSOVA
Sponsor: LUKAJ FOUNDATION
Purpose: REVIEW THE ACHIEVEMENT OF REBUIDING IN KOSOVA SINCE 1999 WAR AND REVIEW THE PROGRESS OF THE NATIONAL ALBANIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL'S HOPE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Date: Nov 23, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,467.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP TO ASIA (HONG KONG, TAIWAN AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
Sponsor: BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COORPORATION ASSOCIATION AND KOREA-US EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Purpose: INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF SECURITY, TRADE, POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTS IN REGION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,838.30
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-ORLANDO, FL-BISMARCK, ND
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL ON COMPENSATION INSURANCE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH AT NCCI'S ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,688.89
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-KOREA-MALAYSIA-BISMARCK, ND
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: THIS TRIP WAS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MALAYSIA AS LONG-TIME ALLIES AND KEY TRADING PARTNERS. THE COMPLETE LIST OF MEETINGS HELD IS ATTACHED
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,786.92
source

Destination: FARGO ND-ROCHESTER, MN-BISMARCK, ND
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: DISCUSS SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Mar 24, 2005
Expense: $889.81
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Earl Pomeroy

Alane Allman-Dent
Aleta Botts
Karen Frederickson
Joel Fremstad
H Clare Jenkins
Heather Miller
Diane Oakley
Carissa Page
Melanie Rhinehart
A J Wojciak



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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.27.15

    An American way of teaching

    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