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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Christopher Dodd


Total cost of 35 office trips: $68,579.77


Trips by Christopher Dodd
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $47,596.32

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BOARD OF TRADE AND MERCANTILE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,057.05
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida International University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS WORKSHOP ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Apr 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $561.76
source

Destination: HAMILTON, BERMUDA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,313.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: CLOVER CLUB
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CLOVER CLUB'S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY GATHERING (DINNER)
Date: Mar 11, 2000
Expense: $104.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,746.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Date: May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,604.63
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT COUNCIL MEETING - CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,350.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL 2000 - PARADE OF TALL SHIPS IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Date: Jul 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,799.55
source

Destination: NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL, 2000, CONNECTICUT OPENING DAY CEREMONIES IN NEW LONDON HARBOR
Date: Jul 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $550.50
source

Destination: DUNDALK, BELFAST, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF NATIONALIST, UNIONIST COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,127.10
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Purpose: TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT MC CONNELL CENTER FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $761.42
source

Destination: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF U.S. SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,561.72
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,085.55
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Hibernian Society of Charleston
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HIBERNIAN SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: FARGO - GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: University of North Dakota
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.50
source

Destination: EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: CO-CHAIR AND PARTICIPANT IN CELEBRITY PLAYERS CLASSIC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
Date: Sep 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: United States-Spain Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE US SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,950.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Dodd

Ben Berwick
Sheryl Cohen
Sheila Duffy
Marvin Fast
James Fenton
Kennie Gill
Karin Heitert
Julius Horwish
Shawn Maher
Mary Ellen Mcguire
Robert Zarnetske



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.