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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Christy Surprenant


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,387.84


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT IN FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-KINGSMILL
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VIRGINIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Jan 29, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $993.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $827.90
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,619.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA-ALEXANDRIA, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $836.42
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,233.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,067.32
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,439.20
source

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

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,256.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christy Surprenant.


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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.