Training Team Meeting Recap – July 26 & 28

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 26 July at 16:00 UTC)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 28 July at 11:30 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @eboxnet, @artdecotech, @chetan200891, @colorful-tones, @arasae, @caraya, @kemmy99, @courane01, @nickchomey, @onealtr, @courtneypk, @bsanevans, @manzwebdesigns

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @eboxnet, @kafleg, @amitpatelmd, @chetan200891, @meher, @atomchat, @psykro, @hderashri, @jominney, @courtneypk, @thisisyeasin, @sabbir16

Meeting Note Takers

We are looking for note-takers for August


Faculty Members Update

We had a faculty member meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 PM UTC for EMEA/AMER region and on Wednesday at 5:00 AM for the APAC region, this is the update from that meeting.

APAC Training Team Meeting

The APAC Training Team Meeting will move to 7:00 AM UTC from 2 August 2022

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development

Currently, we have four courses in development. This is an overview of what is being worked on and relevant links to follow if you are interested to learn more.

We welcome any contributors to share their ideas for relevant courses you would like to see on the Learn platform or to get in touch about creating your own course.

5ftF end-to-end recognition process

In an effort to raise awareness about all contributions, not solely those limited to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. props releases, @courane01 has been participating in some discussions around this topic and was asked if the training team would like to be involved in this pilot.

There was general agreement that the team would like to take part. The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. site updates

Posts that need team/community feedback:

Community Course Creation: A Proposal

Courses contain text, screenshots, and videos. Much of this content can be sourced in lesson plans and tutorials (formerly workshops). However, creating a course is a big and perhaps hard task for a single contributor.

Having multiple opportunities for contributors to create the content on a single topic that could be included in the course would help involve more folks, and possibly help us release material sooner.

Rethinking the Lesson Plan Creation & Updating Process

This is related to the course creating proposal, and discusses who makes what portions of a lesson plan, and how it comes together.

Proposal: Merging Lesson Plans, Video Tutorials, and Slides

This is a topic the team has been discussing since the launch of the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..  At launch, a lot of the content on the site was not created by the training team. However, we have now found our place as one unified team creating and managing all this content.

The idea here is that the stand-alone topics that go into courses can live independently, merging the content types to include text, screenshots, code samples, video, etc. in one spot. This may be easier for also tracking updates for content.

However, there are also concerns about the audience of Learn WordPress, and whether these changes benefit them, or not.

Feedback for this is really welcome. In the hopes to consolidate, we’d unify multiple learning styles on a single source, roughly have the workings for stand-alone content in a similar way as inside courses already, and could tuck the teacher/trainer parts a bit out of sight until we have more understanding of our audiences. 

Training team Handbook updates 

  1. Faculty Member Getting Started guide is now up and running.
  2. Preparing a Technical Handbook a guide for folks wanting to create technical tutorials.
  3. Best Practices for Hosting Online Workshops has been updated.


June-July Sprint

The following lesson plans have been published

  1. Block Patterns (Greek translation)
  2. WebP images in WordPress
  3. Create a Basic Child Theme for Block Themes
  4. Locking Blocks in the Full Site Editor

The following reviews have been requested this week

  1. Managing Updates Tutorial (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  2. Customizing your post content layout tutorial
  3. Using the Create Block Tool tutorial

Open Discussions

Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name

Road to WP 6.1 – thanks @courane01 for creating this for the team.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

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