As we are active public school educators, our PD services are only available in the summer (late May - early August.) If you have any questions or concerns, please fill out the form below.

Not sure where to start? Looking for guidance and a community of like-minded educators?

Our Discovery Web Series isn’t to certify trends or fads We want to instill core values that lay a foundation for progressive education. We want you to understand the “why". Our purpose is not to indoctrinate or assimilate, but rather encourage your discovery of the human element in education.


The Discovery Web Series isn’t a one-size-fits-all conference. We’re not taking your time to sell a book or exclusive “member only” service. Instead, we want to use our expertise, coupled with our free resources and your knowledge, to build better foundations for your school or classroom.

Our biggest pet peeve in professional development is teaching educators a way we wouldn’t to our students. There’s no long-winded lectures here. Instead, we’re working in a small, close-knit cohort for changes you can actually utilize:

  • Our in-depth workshops are limited to 20 participants. Every person has a valuable voice. We highly encourage webcams and/or microphones so everyone can help one another.

  • The price is approachable and sustainable. Keeping this series running takes time and resources, but we want everyone to be able to attend.

  • Our resources are human-centered and curtailed to our audience. We focus on motivation and a lifelong love of learning over test scores. We’ll provide research-backed resources that bolster your knowledge of progressive ed. and will help you reflect on improving your practice.

  • We do things differently. Outside of a few introductory activities, we’re tackling every situation in our cohort as a group. We’ll listen to situations, tackle objectives, and ensure that every educator leaves with personalized, sustainable tools and strategies.

The Human Restoration Project wants to make an accessible, equitable learning platform that not only preaches progressive education for students, but employs the same techniques with educators.
— Chris McNutt

We’re public school teachers who actively engage in progressive education.


Nick Covington teaches Social Studies in Ankeny, Iowa, and promotes progressive education across the board in his classroom. Nick aims to reestablish the idea of what school could be to one of student-centered success that relies on their ideas and knowledge, instead of a dictated “future ready” curriculum. Nick incorporates an economics portfolio of learning to intrinsically motivate students to learn. He shares this information in education conferences on Standards Based Grading and professional development.


Chris McNutt is obsessed with the benefits of progressive education and wants a practical place to find everything, for free, under one roof (hence the Human Restoration Project!) He actively speaks to others on their progressive journeys on his podcast, Things Fall Apart. Chris incorporates experiential learning, democratic thinking, and reflective critical pedagogy actively in the classroom. He holds a Masters Degree in Education from The Ohio State University and is a public high school digital media and design educator.