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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.

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Greg Walden


Total cost of 44 office trips: $107,540.77


Trips by Greg Walden
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,632.38

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON-MITCHELL, OREGON-THE DALLAS, OR
Sponsor: Bates Investment Company
Purpose: OBSERVE AND DISCUSS BLM ACCESS ISSUES ACROSS PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS
Date: Jul 8, 2000
Expense: $428.00
source

Destination: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS 2001 CONVENTION
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; SPEAKER ON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PANEL
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,498.20
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $14,424.02
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO MEDFORD, OREGON
Sponsor: DR Johnson Lumber Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,291.25
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OREGON TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Erickson Air-Crane Inc
Purpose: FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUE DISCUSSION - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 13, 2002
Expense: $150.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPATION AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONVENTION
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,537.72
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-LAS VEGAS, NV-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE; PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,702.14
source

Destination: RENO, NV - LAS VEGAS, NV - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,873.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Greg Walden

Matthew Byrne
Jeff Enger
Paul Griffin
Brian Hard
Valerie Henry
Brian Macdonald
Colby Marshall
Justen Rainey
Lindsay Slater
John Snider
Troy Tidwell



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.