August 2023 Newsletter

Chris McNutt
August 1, 2023
Updates for August 2023 at HRP!

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Conference to Restore Humanity! 2023: Breaking the Doom-Loop Wrap-Up

An image showcasing slides from various scenes at CTRH! 2023, including Dr. Antonia Darder, Cornelius Minor, Jose Luis Vilson, and Iowa WTF.
An image showcasing slides from various scenes at CTRH! 2023, including Dr. Antonia Darder, Cornelius Minor, Jose Luis Vilson, and Iowa WTF.

With the glow of CTRH! 2023 in the rear view, we have multiple keynotes, community Q&As, and over a dozen other events to release in the next month, made freely available to a public audience as a result of paid conference attendance, our incredible sponsors, and the Creative Commons ethos: "When we share, everyone wins!"

Keynotes & Q&As will drop on Saturdays, other events will be released on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday until we run out. Look for updates on track resources & materials on Discord and a (soon to be created) public conference hub page. We hope you'll find something that you can connect to and share with your colleagues along the way.

You can either subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications or feel free to check back to this playlist as videos and sessions get added:

Help us meet our goal!

Human restoration Project is helping teachers put students first through policy, practice, and social justice. Visit our website for free resources, podcasts, writings, research, and PD opportunities.

Over the last year, Human Restoration Project has produced and released entirely for free:

And on the ground, we've worked directly with schools at deeply discounted rates (versus our for-profit competitors) to reimagine what school could be: listening to students, revamping curriculum and schedules, building interdisciplinary projects, and enacting real change in public schools.

Without your support, none of this would be possible. Donate to Human Restoration Project today and help us reclaim the essence of humanity in education. Your donation will fuel our vital mission to revolutionize the education system, fostering empathy,  critical thinking, and compassion, ensuring a brighter, more equitable future for generations to come.

Donate now and be a catalyst for positive change in education!

Welcome our new board president!

We are honored to welcome Hedreich Nichols as our new board president at Human Restoration Project.

Hedreich Nichols is a dynamic figure in education, excelling as a speaker, adult educator, and tech integration specialist. Her expertise lies in guiding educators to create student-driven learning environments, and she is renowned for her impactful workshops and courses on teacher efficacy and cultural literacy, benefiting districts globally. Additionally, Hedreich's book, Finding Your Blind Spots: 8 Guiding Principles to Overcome Implicit Bias in Teaching, has garnered acclaim, combining her experiences with academic research to empower teachers and leaders in supporting diverse and interconnected students.


Podcast: Telling Powerful Stories of Learning w/ Aaron Schorn (Unrulr): Unrulr is a storytelling tool to showcase learning. It allows young people and educators to take photos or videos of what they’re doing, tag it according to a value, standard, or objective, then share it online privately or publicly.

Watch us live on Silver Lining for Learning!: Join Chris & Nick on Silver Lining for Learning with Chris Dede, Curt Bonk, Punya Mishra & Yong Zhao, live on YouTube! We'll be on at 12PM ET on Saturday, August 5th.

And more...

Writing: Why I Need To Leave Math Education: Sunil Singh reflects on his pillars of learning that have shaped his mathematical career, and why things need to change.

Let's restore humanity to education, together.

This work is brought to you by our supporters, three of whom are Bruce Robbins, Elizabeth Angello, and Sumer Unnisa!

Your support means the world to us. HRP is a 501(c)3 organization and your support is tax deductible. We greatly appreciate your support. If possible, please help us out and share our work far and wide!

Chris McNutt
Chris McNutt is the co-founder and executive director of Human Restoration Project, a nonprofit organization focused on student engagement, well-being, and motivation. His work centers on realizing systems-based change, examining how progressive pedagogical shifts (e.g. PBL, ungrading) reimagine school to best suit the needs of students and teachers alike. He was a public high school digital media & design educator who focused on experiential learning, portfolio-driven assessment, and community involvement.
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