Learning(Hu)Man Values

Welcome, Happy Campers, to Learning(Hu)Man!

Thank you for choosing to spend your week with us at the first ever Learning(Hu)Man, hosted by ShapingEDU at Arizona State University. We're so happy you're here. Thank you for the voice you are about to share. Interaction is an important component of Learning(Hu)Man. We connect here in a variety of ways, with a lot of the deep discussions happening in Zoom, Slack, and VirBELA. While we encourage you to move freely throughout the virtual campgrounds, we ask that you do your part to contribute to fostering a safe and comfortable space for all participants.

Guiding Tenets

Individuals over affiliations. In a sense, you represent your professional affiliation 24/7. Here, above all else, we value the person you are, and what you uniquely contribute to make education an affordable, ubiquitous, high-quality, rewarding, lifelong adventure. This community learns and grows together.

Learners first. First and foremost, we strive to serve learners. Technology is a tool. Tools don’t build and fix – the empowered people using them do. We must never lose sight of our responsibility to help learners achieve their dreams and stay passionately curious.

Dreaming, doing, and driving. The ShapingEDU community was founded in 2018 on those three intertwined words of action. Separately, they’re strong. In combination, they’re unstoppable. We must dream big, collaborate to bring our visions to life, and nurture every seedling of success.

Code of Conduct

Be respectful. The field of education is a fantastic lightning rod for discourse and debate. Even if you disagree with fellow campers and counselors, please be respectful and tactful. Listen with the goal of openness and compassionate understanding.

Be empathetic. In social settings, humans are icebergs. It's not readily apparent everything that's going on under the surface. Learning(hu)Man is intended to be a safe space where we connect with each other by sharing our ideas, and sometimes those ideas were born from deeply personal experiences.

Be free. If you have selected a working session or camp activity and find that it's not resonating with you, you are free to respectfully acknowledge that you may have more to contribute/get out of joining a different activity. This is your right.

If you exhibit behavior that is derogatory or inappropriate, you will be immediately guided off our camp grounds.

Camp-wide Slack Channels

To streamline engagement in the ShapingEDU Slack workspace during Learning(Hu)Man, we're directing engagement to three camp-wide Slack channels (below) and asking that everyone leverage threads to group conversations. Please use these channel, and thread replies, to engage with participants around topics related to your sessions:

  • learninghuman-flagpole (for learning)
  • learninghuman-messhall (for social)
  • learninghuman-down-by-the-docks (for resource sharing)

Camp Takeaways

When you pack up your hiking pack and depart the virtual campgrounds, we hope you leave Learning(Hu)Man re-energized with new ideas, a community of fellow changemakers and a scrapbook of good memories! Each Learning(Hu)Man activity reflects at least one of these types of Pocket Rocks -- meaningful learningconnection and fun + creative play experiences worthy of carrying with you.

ShapingEDU LearningMan is a value-led community that prioritizes:  

  • Inclusivity, Access + Equity
  • Leadership
  • Student Voice
  • Learner-Centered Everything
  • Collaboration
  • Next-Generation Learning
  • Digital Fluency
  • Respect


Learning(Hu)Man sessions also reflect ShapingEDU’s 10 Actions.


Terms and Conditions

I grant permission to the Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate, for and on behalf of Arizona State University, and its agents and employees (ASU), the absolute right to use, not use, reuse, publish, republish and make derivative works of, all or any part of photographs and/or motion pictures and/or voice recordings and/or written/spoken statements taken of me on during the Learning(Hu)Man Camp (July 20- 27, 2020) in any media now or hereafter known, including the internet, for the purpose set forth below, and for any related ASU purposes, including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, and advertising, without restriction.

I waive any right to inspect or approve the Photos/Recordings, or any uses thereof, now or in the future, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the Photos/Recordings.

I release and discharge ASU of and from any claims, demands, and damages that may arise from or related to the use of the Photos/Recordings, including any claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy, and including any re-use, distortion, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form. It is in the discretion of ASU to decide whether and how to use the Photos/Recordings.

Arizona State University is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation for the entire university community. ASU expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by employees, students, contractors, or agents of the university based on any protected status. Any individual who believes, or receives an allegation, that a person has been discriminated, harassed, or retaliated against on the basis of sex in an ASU program or activity must report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, anyone who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, should report the matter immediately to the Office of University Rights and Responsibilities or the Dean of Students office.