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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

Nancy Johnson


Total cost of 52 office trips: $201,538.58


Trips by Nancy Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $116,269.67

Destination: STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH AT HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $105.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON (MIT), TRAVEL TO DC
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ NEW ENGLAND TECH EXECUTIVES RE: NEW ECONOMY
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $425.59
source

Destination: HARTFORD-ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (13 days)
Expense: $15,203.99
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM AND BEYOND CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,547.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,760.45
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: RIPON SOCIETY 2002 LISTENING TOUR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $8,877.82
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,476.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,915.96
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,308.16
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,722.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,237.71
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $21,770.10
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND TO DISCUSS WITH ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CT
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $17,900.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY IN THE MEDICAL, TECHNICAL, AND ENERGY FIELDS
Date: Sep 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $899.69
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nancy Johnson

Suanna Bruinooge
Jaime Cheshire
Susan Christensen
Dan Elling
Todd Funk
Dave Karvelas
Douglas Lathrop
Shane Lieberman
Christopher Morgan
Michele Nellenbach
Brian Schubert



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.