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.

Slides:

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 make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. cards on  https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development

Handbook

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

Background: https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2021/02/09/2021-daylight-savings-time-planning/
The team agreed to start a poll and then agree on the timings at the next meeting.

Feedback requested on the following items

Join us again for an upcoming meeting on Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC or office hours on Fridays at 11:00 UTC. 


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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

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Recap for Learn WordPress Working Group meeting – February 18, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @camikaos, @paaljoachim, @oglekler, @evarlese

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Recap

Announcements

Learn WordPress Handbook

  • @camikaos hosted a sprint for the Learn WordPress Handbook last week.
  • The sprint focused on reviewing the existing Handbook drafts and adding in/making edits based on feedback.
  • For next steps, there is still a need for additional contributors to review and add any suggestions or edit to the draft Handbook pages.
    • For access to the Google doc to review and comment on the draft, please ask in the #training channel.
  • From the sprint, one item to be decided is where the Handbook should live: on the Make/Training team blog (this site) or in Learn WordPress itself.

Design UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing./UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. Review for Learn WordPress

  • Some Design team members have left feedback on the Review/Feedback Request: UX for learn.wordpress.org with suggested changes and/or improvements. Those include:
    • Making changes to the text on the home page, especially to clarify workshops and lesson plans.
    • Organizing content around topics and categories for both lesson plans and workshops in a unified way.
    • Revising the home page layout to highlight calls to action/content types differently.
  • @paaljoachim shared some additional thoughts/feedback on the terminology for workshops, as well, and plans to brainstorm some thoughts around definitions.
  • As a next step, the idea is to write up a proposal/post for the team to review and discuss the text on the home page, whether to make changes, and review how that aligns with Learn WordPress’ goals and mission.

Action Items

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.

#learnwg

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Learn WordPress Working Group agenda – February 18, 2021 (19:00 UTC)

The Learn WordPress Working Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 18, 2021 19:00UTC. The meeting will take place in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the agenda, if you’re interested in helping to co-facilitate, or if you’d like to take notes for this meeting, please add a note in the comments.


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.

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Recap for Learn WordPress Working Group meeting – February 4, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @camikaos, @paaljoachim, @oglekler, @webcommsat, @onealtr, @_dorsvenabili, @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @carike, @evarlese

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Recap

What’s everyone working on?

  • @camikaos is working on the Learn WordPress Handbook, and set up a sprint for contributors interested in helping.
  • @_dorsvenabili held two meetings with members of the Spanish community, and set up a sheet with workshop proposals/ideas.
    • One idea that came up in these conversations is to create a list of 10-20 workshops that should be available in all languages.
  • @evarlese worked on a UX review request for the Design team along with @courane01, and @paaljoachim has already shared some related feedback.
  • @webcommsat and the Marketing team are working on a keywords-related meeting in the #marketing channel, and have also been gathering feedback on the timing of MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups and coordinating/exploring promotions for planned workshops.
  • @webtechpooja is organizing the Training team table for WordCamp India contributor day, and has published a helpful post for how contributors can get involved.
  • We talked a bit about plans for Community team-related training and content on Learn, particularly around Meetups and WordCamps.
    • Currently, the focus is more on Meetups and there are some related workshops available on the site already.

Announcements

5.7 Planning

  • The Training team has identified some lesson plan ideas to prepare in advance of the 5.7 launch.
  • Going forward, this may be something for the Learn WordPress Working Group to coordinate efforts around, particularly in terms of planned workshop launches.
  • @webcommsat suggested finding a dedicated time to walk through ideas and processes to coordinate across teams to make sure workshops and lesson plans help address launch-related questions.
  • Related to Lowering Barriers to Entry for Workshops on Learn, we talked a bit about ideas around how workshops and lesson plans tie in together, and with cross-team efforts.
  • @carike raised a concern about crediting all contributors, specifically for workshops, where it’s not currently visible to see who contributed things like scripts, producing, subtitles, captions, etc.
  • Relatedly, if some of these tasks are divided, credit is important for making sure all contributions are viewed equally. Allowing contributors to split the workload according to their preferences and expertise (i.e. if someone prefers to write lesson plans vs. appearing on camera) can help with onboarding new contributors, and making sure those contributions are visible.
  • @webcommsat suggested borrowing a similar structure to WordPress.tv, where it’s possible to see credits for edits, subtitles, and presenters.

Learn WordPress Handbook

Action Items

  • Explore changing the Learn WordPress Discussions Meetup group timezone from Pacific to UTC to encourage more consistency with timezones.
  • Coordinate dedicated time (Slack, Zoom, chat) to discuss with Marketing, the Learn WordPress Working Group, and Training, how best to approach planned content for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases.
  • List out all the related contributions to content on Learn WordPress (i.e. subtitles, captions, scripts, producing) and map out where those should appear on Learn WordPress (i.e. workshops vs. lesson plan pages) to help build a request for showing credit similar to the WordPress.tv structure.
  • Help draft documentation around how to contribute to Learn WordPress in multiple languages based on the related Polyglots proposal.
  • Join the efforts to help build and create a Learn WordPress Handbook.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.

#learnwg

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Learn WordPress Handbook sprint

If you’re interested in helping review and add to the Learn WordPress handbook I will be hosting a sprint in the Training channel of WordPress Slack.

Join me at 5pm UTC Thursday February 11 to review, revise, and edit the handbook!

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Recap for the Training Team Meeting – January 12, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev, @paaljoachim, @jessplease, @carike, @onealtr, @manzwebdesigns

Upcoming team meetings

Open announcements/discussion

Featured Images in Lesson Plans

In terms of layout, we could use the top area of the lesson plan (before the content) for a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.. We are okay with using: screenshots, slides, or a fallback image as the featured image, as well. For any, the ideal dimensions are 1200 x 628 to accommodate most social media platforms.

Featured images should be used for single lesson plans, but we can use thumbnails for archive pages in the future – @paaljoachim shared that the Query 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. may be helpful for this in the future.

We may want to consider translations and accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) in the future. For example, images with a lot of text may not be easily changed or translatable for other languages, but that will depend on how translations are implemented. For accessibility, @jessplease noted that input from the accessibility team would be helpful for alt text best practices so, for example, the title isn’t repeated twice.

Lesson Plan Format

Originally, lesson plans were written in a script style format, but that has since changed to an outline style. We need some help to review any lesson plans that are still in the script format and update them to the more current, outline style.

Training Team Handbook

We’re still in transition around some tools and processes and, as such, the Training Handbook is out-of-date. It would be helpful for folks to:

  • Spend time reading and drafting notes about what should be revised
  • What roles may the team need?
  • What can we learn from other team handbooks

If you’re interested, there’s a Google Doc in the team channel (not shared publicly to reduce spam edits) to collect thoughts and notes.

Achievements/Announcements

The Creating/Joining WordPress Slack, orientation to channels, and etiquette lesson plan is now live! Props to @geheren for writing, and @camikaos and @geoffgraham for reviewing 🎉

Learn WordPress has also been added to GlotPress/MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. as a project for translation. Currently, translations do not have a way to show on the front end just yet, but there will be more planning to come in the next few days.

Action items

  • We can still use feedback and input on @carike‘s post regarding COPPA/children’s privacy on Learn and WordPress.
  • Uploading featured images (using the guidelines and dimensions shared above) to lesson plans.
  • Reviewing lesson plans to check: which lesson plans are still in the script format and helping to update lesson plans to the outline style.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the Training Handbook (the Google Doc is shared in the #training channel).

Agenda for the Week of January 11, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
    • Featured Images for Lesson Plans – discussion on needs
      • Do we want screenshots?
      • What will display best when the links to lesson plans and workshops are shared to social media?
      • What are the implications for translation?
      • Should we consult Design team?
      • Dimensions: social-friendly 1200 x 628
    • Lesson plan format
      • Help audit if plans are outline style
      • Copy post that needs revision to a new DRAFT only post and rework it to be an outline
      • Leave a note in Training
    • Training team handbook
      • Spend time reading and drafting notes about what should be revised
      • What roles may the team need?
      • What can we learn from other team handbooks
    • Comments welcome on @carike‘s MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. post about Protecting Children’s Privacy.
  4. Standup/check-in
  5. Open announcements/discussion

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.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

Recap for the Learn Working Group meeting – January 7, 2020

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Attendees: @camikaos, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @jessplease, @webcommsat, @meher, @nalinininstopnewsuk, @carike, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

Reflections on 2020

Overall, we’re excited to have officially launched the Learn WordPress resource in December and for all the hard work that went into it from a variety of contributors and teams. In particular, it was really rewarding to see an idea that started way back in 2013 get put to good use, especially during a year like 2020.

There were also some ideas to share stats and a recap post-launch, especially to highlight some good news after all the hard work that was put into it, and to consider some revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. to how we approach communications and emails from MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. in particular.

Brainstorming for 2021

We had a really productive discussion around ideas and priorities for 2021. The relatively recent Learn WordPress: Blue sky thinking post allowed us to collect some ideas for the future, and in our discussion we highlighted a number of both long-term and intermediate goals to consider, including:

  • Building out documentation to help encourage new contributors to get involved, and to help new workshop presenters and discussion group leaders navigate the application process.
    • Additionally, developing guidelines around pedagogical principles or curriculum design.
  • Creating parity between lesson plans and workshop videos, as well as working to coordinate both into larger-scale courses and course material.
  • Developing a process around coordinating new content to coincide with major releases.
  • Exploring UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. improvements to the site, including things like how lesson plans are displayed and integrating related content, such as embedding video or related links into lesson plans and workshops.
  • Translating Learn WordPress, both including content like videos and lesson plans, as well as the site itself (i.e. using a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or GlotPress).
  • Exploring ways to make video more accessible, especially for viewers with limited bandwidth, i.e. being able to download subtitles/scripts for a video or including “learning hours” for each workshop or course. Likewise, making sure everything can be downloaded for those who are teaching offline or who have limited bandwidth.

Meeting times

Based on the previous Doodle, the proposed meeting times are the first Thursday of every month at 15:00 UTC and the third Thursday of every month at 19:00 UTC.

We will host our second meeting of the month on January 21st at 15:00 UTC since the first was at 19:00 UTC. In other words, the meeting times will be flipped for January, but we’ll move into the regular proposed schedule in February.

Action items/Get involved

@carike posted a proposal for COPPA compliance on Learn WordPress that could use some additional feedback and comments.

If you’re interested in helping to manage the HelpScout queue for Learn WordPress, reviewing discussion group leader applications, and workshops – or if you would like to submit a workshop – you can get involved any time in the #training channel in Slack.

Likewise, for anyone who attended the meeting, please feel free to add anything that I might have missed in the notes. Everyone is welcome to continue to share input and feedback on what was discussed in the comments, as well!

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Agenda for the week of Jan 4 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome to new people
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
    1. WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Sevilla recap
    2. Lesson plan format
    3. Comments welcome on @carike‘s MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. post about Protecting Children’s Privacy.
    4. Grammar review needed for Creating/joining Slack, orientation to channels and etiquette
  4. Brainstorm session for 2021
    1. Refresher: Blue Sky Thinking
    2. Updates to Learn functionality and team workflows/policy
  5. See TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.: https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress
  6. Standup/check-in
  7. Open announcements/discussion
    1. The Learn Working Group will hold its first meeting of the year on January 7, 2021 at 19:00 UTC (check your timezone) in the #training channel of the Making WordPress Slack. The Learn Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group focused on discussion groups and video workshops for Learn WordPress.

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.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

Learn Working Group agenda – January 7, 2021 (19:00UTC)

The Learn Working Group will hold its first meeting of the year on January 7, 2021 at 19:00 UTC (check your timezone) in the #training channel of the Making WordPress Slack.

Agenda

  • Welcomes and introductions
  • Reflections and recap from 2020
  • Planning for 2021
    • Vetting criteria and onboarding for discussion group facilitators
    • Vetting criteria and guidelines for workshops
    • Learn Handbook and documentation
    • Other ideas?
  • Proposal: bi-monthly meetings with alternating meeting times on Thursdays at 15:00UTC and 19:00 UTC
  • Action items

If there’s anything else that you’d like to add to the agenda, please comment with your addition!


As a reminder, the Learn Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group focused on discussion groups and video workshops for Learn WordPress.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.

#learnwg

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