E29: Merging High School, College, and Work: A conversation with Ivan Cestero

Written by Dr. Matt Bateman on September 6, 2022

One big idea in secondary and post-secondary education: collapse everything together. Join us for a discussion with Ivan Cestero of Portal Schools, on making high school a comprehensive bridge to adulthood.

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Ivan is a lifetime educator and innovator with experience teaching and leading workshops in the US, Europe and South America. He's passionate about building new school models and learning experiences focused on agency, creativity and real world learning. Ivan's current project is launching Portal Schools, a new competency-based micro-school network focused that embeds with corporate and industry partners in Los Angeles. Learn more about Portal Schools at https://www.portalschools.org/ and find Ivan on Twitter, @zoltero.

Dr. Matt Bateman

Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.

In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.