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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Trips by*

William Nordwind


Total cost of 10 trips: $15,428.01


Trips traveled under the office of Fred Upton

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; PANELIST
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; INDUSTRY CONVENTION; PANELIST
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; PANELIST
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,885.09
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; INDUSTRY MEETINGS
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.14
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; PANELIST
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,716.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR; INDUSTRY CONVENTION; PANELIST
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,383.80
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONVENTION; PANELIST
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,189.90
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS TRADE SHOW, CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPATION.
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,895.99
source

Destination: LA, CA
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,007.68
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONVENTION, CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $853.96
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Nordwind.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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