Recap for Training Team meeting March 02, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here
Attendance: @Hauwa Abashiya @webtechpooja @evarlese @Ibrahim Rumani @courane01 @paaljoachim @andreamiddleton

Introduction and Welcome:

We have two new members joining this week –  @Varell @Hugo MARTINEZ

Huge thanks to @Courtney @erica @Pooja Derashri @paaljoachim @ashiquzzaman for all the work done on these lesson plans.

February sprint check-in:

Reusable Blocks and BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Directory – has been reviewed by @ashiquzzaman, and @paaljoachim also provided his feedback on Reusable Blocks. The lesson plan is ready to publish.

From @courtney01, Using Blocks in a Post is ready to review.
How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing isn’t ready for review. But @courane01 did most of the work and is almost ready to mark it as a done task. @paaljoachim provided his feedback and also commented that a developer should run through the doc for a technical spin.

@courtney01 also voiced her opinion about – some of the pending lessons to publish need to link internally at each other. During the publishing process, connect those in the related resources.


The team agreed to work on a joint proposal with Workshops/Community. @evarlese is planning to publish the agenda after this meeting.

March Sprint Meeting:

@courane01 has drafted a proposal for the team to review. She also commented last time the team started the sprint with a big list from @erica, this can be implemented for the March sprint as well. This will help the training team to be more organized.

We’ve been rolling along with the agenda posts keeping track of the sprint, but I remember @erica kicking us off with a big list before Learn launched that we used strikethrough text on.11:27I loved that approach. So the proposed sprint breaks down into a few areas and is welcome to include the Learn Working Group focus as well.

The lesson plan suggestion is one that will help us internally, as well as a few other teams. Setting the topic to be screenshots and video guidelines would help standardize the quality of media that appears on Learn, and grow into some videos and quizzes potentially. The training team can later turn those suggestions into TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: cards on


Training Handbook: @erica kindly passed on the team roles to @andreamiddleton (she/her) to kick start the work on the volunteer ladder. 

@erica mentioned the need for feedback, edits and input for Learn WordPress Handbook.

Brand guidelines update

No update.

Learn WordPress homepage design

Not update yet.

Daylight savings and future meetings

The team agreed to start a poll and then agree on the timings at the next meeting.

Feedback requested on the following items

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