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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

    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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Arthur Estopinan


Total cost of 22 trips: $37,098.40


Trips traveled under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT US FOREIGN RELATIONS TOWARDS CUBA
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND CENTER FOR A FREE CUBA-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SUMMARY OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY REGARDING US POLICY TOWARDS CUBA
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $693.00
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Destination: DC TO SANTA ANNA, CA AND SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANNA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IRVINE, CA
Purpose: LEARNED AND STUDIED NEW INITIATIVES ESTABLISHED BY SANTA ANNA COLLEGE ON HOW TO HELP LOW-INCOME LATINO STUDENTS COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.90
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Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
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Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: PANELIST FOR LULAC PUERTO RICO STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,375.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: SPEAK WITH LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STUDYING AT THE SOUTH BRONX AND EDISON JO CORPS. CENTERS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE; HOW THESE EDUCATIONAL CENTERS HAVE HELPED THEM BECOME EMPLOYEBLE IN TODAY'S JOB MARKETS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $596.89
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA AND MANAGUA, NICARAGUA TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: TO SERVE AS AN OBSERVER FOR NICARAGUA'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS
Date: Nov 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
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Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Cuban American National Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED AS A PANELIST DURING NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "HISPANIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY"
Date: May 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,284.60
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, DELHI-CHENNAI, DELHI-MUMBAI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO INDIA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,787.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON WASTE WATER QUALITY FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,021.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,694.94
source

Destination: MIAMI, (MIA)
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: CONG. STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEM. BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS: OPERATIONS AND ISSUES IN FLORIDA
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA - PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE - MANCHESTER, UK - PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TRADE RELATED FACT-FINDING VISIT TO FRANCE/UK FOCUSING ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPETITION AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,496.00
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $495.87
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONG. STAFFERS DELEGATION VISIT TO EGYPT
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source

Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2005 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMORAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT 2005
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: CRACOW, POLAND-WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: KONIT FOUNDATION/THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONG. TRIP TO LEARN * THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS IN POLAND
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,488.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA/MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONG. STAFFDEC TO STUDY THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WATER QUALITY IN THE FLORIDA IN KEYS
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Arthur Estopinan.


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.