E29: Merging High School, College, and Work: A conversation with Ivan Cestero
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.
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.
E28: Innovation, Progress, and Education: A conversation with Rohit Krishnan
We are joined by software and fin-tech investor Rohit Krishnan for a sweeping discussion of big patterns around progress and innovation, and how these present both opportunities and challenges for educators today.
E27: Web3 in Education: A conversation with Vriti Saraf
Should educators care about blockchain? What does web3 actually help solve for in education? How does it relate to other trends in education?
E26: The Tumultuous History of Active Learning: A conversation with Martin Bickman
This week, we are joined by Professor Martin Bickman of the University of Colorado Boulder to discuss the American tradition of "active learning" and its relationship to John Dewey and the Transcendentalist movement.