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Tuesday Training: Topical Resources for Meetup Organizers
Tuesday Trainings is back, after a brief hiatus! Going forward, you will see more learning content related to the WordPress Community published in this blog on Tuesdays. If there is a question you would like to see answered or a topic you would like to see discussed, please share it in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tuesday Trainings”. Now onto this week’s topic!
Have you ever felt stuck planning topics for your MeetupMeetupMeetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook.? Do you have people interested in presenting, but would like support in preparing the topic?
The Training team is eager to help! The Make WordPress Training team began during WordCamp San Francisco 2013 with the goal of helping Meetup organizers and other training providers. The mission and goals of the Training team have expanded over the years, but helping MeetupsMeetupMeetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. is the foundational level of all content we create on Learn.WordPress.org.
How do I use a lesson plan to organize a WordPress Meetup?
Lesson plans are excellent resources for Meetup Organizers! A lesson plan is basically a script on how to organize a workshop or a meetup on a topic. For a meetup organizer, lesson plans provide step-by-step instructions on how to organize an event on a certain topic. Think of it as a script or a playbook for your meetup event!
Do you know what the most exciting thing is, though? You can use a Lesson plan as a guide to organize a WordPress Meetup! Here’s how!
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Select one or several lesson plans (as time permits) to present to your Meetup group
Share the topics with the presenter (if other than you)
Familiarize yourself with the topic, practice the exercises suggested
Present the topic to your group. You can even share the lesson plan on your screen.
Several Meetup groups, such as the Hartford CT group, have found success in following a series of topics month to month. You can review the Learning WordPressPathways to view topics in a sequential series.
You can string together multiple lesson plans in a single event, or continue these topics month after month. New content is available related to recent releases here as well, and it can be a great opportunity to conduct a series of sessions getting familiar with Full Site Editing and more.
Recent Lesson Plans
Feeling excited already? Here are some of the latest Lesson plans from Learn that you could use for an upcoming meetup!
Would you, or Meetup attendees, like to share ideas for content? Would you like to feedback about the materials? Or would a participant like to help create the content? You can visit #training Slack channel and explore additional ways to contribute.