Training Team Meeting Agenda 17 January 2019

Please join us at 19:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Handbook update
  2. Videos update
  3. Learn site design update
  4. Lesson plan assignments
  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 instructors 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:

Handbook Update

Work is well under way on the handbook overhaul. Unfortunately, I will not be as fully present in today’s meeting as I had hoped due to impending weather.

My personal organization for the handbook work is found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gA807bKaaFBOBcgBm2gqQGFkEj1JDCBaBdETILmMvnk/edit?usp=sharing.


The About page will be revised after other child-pages are completed to determine what is unique to this page and what can be linked to for more thorough details.

On the Who We Are page, the team leadership area needs a description. Please review https://make.wordpress.org/updates/team-reps/ regarding team organization. What “roles” do we want to share here beyond the 2 team reps?

Action item: who can write a paragraph or so about our team organization?


For the Contribute/Get Involved area, what is our preferred top-level page named? I like that the Docs team uses “Get Involved” https://make.wordpress.org/docs/handbook/get-involved/.

Also, some of the information here likely will duplicate About > What We Do https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/what-we-do/. How much text should duplicate vs linking to the other page?

Action item: What do we name this page?

On the Contributor Day page, a review for what information is still applicable/current would be appreciated.

In particular, the page states “Choose a card from the “Lesson Plan Backlog” list on the Trello board”. It looks like that has been reworked in Trello. Can that be updated and linked to specifically?

Action item: one person to revise the page with any more recent details. Change term of Backlog to appropriate linked Trello column.


The Guidelines page/section is awaiting @juliekuehl to revisit & revise.

Action item: Julie will revise or offer the task for another team member to complete.


Areas not yet worked on:

  1. What We’re Working On Now
  2. Learn WordPress site – top level page that describes that our work is presented on the Learn site with a link to it.
  3. Resources
  4. FAQ
  5. Old lessons (until Learn launches)

Training Team Meeting Agenda 3 January 2019 – Happy New Year!

Please join us at 19:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Handbook update
  2. Learn site design update
  3. Lesson plan updates
  4. Workshop/lesson ideas
  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 instructors 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:

Notes on December 20, 2018 Meeting

Slack Log (Requires Slack login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

  1. Welcome and Meeting Outline
    1. @juliekuehl Welcomed everyone to the meeting and reviewed how the #Training team operates for the new comers and also touched on the outcome of 2018 and the projects accomplished. Julie also outlined the purpose of the meeting and asked about the goals for 2019.
    2. Link to the 2019 Goals post
    3. Suggestion for more videos on our YouTube channel from @fahim.
    4. @courtneyengle suggests:
      • Tag & categorize lesson plans by versions, themes, etc. in Github (digging back to the old Content Audit idea)
      • Purpose statement about videos on Youtube (target audience is those contributing to and accessing materials from the training team, not the end user to be trained)
      • Write guidelines for plugins created by an agency
      • On-boarding buddies
  2. @juliekuehl mentioned that the lesson plans follow Bloom’s Taxonomy (more info) and that there are needs for translating videos from WordPress.tv into lesson outlines.
  3. How to Contribute
    1. Look up projects on Trello.
    2. Review style guides available on our getting started page
    3. GitHub issues are listed out in Waffle.io 
  4. Comments about Gutenberg/5.0 and WCUS
    1. Suggestion on lesson for using 5.0 / differences between old editor and new editor.
    2. Newcomers to WordPress would not need lesson on legacy WordPress.
    3. @fahim links to Health Check Plugin
    4. @courtneyengle How to create a post lesson plan idea – reuse Comparing Classic Editor and Gutenberg for the tasks in creating a lesson plan. Create same plan using both modes.
  5. Meeting Wrap Up and Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting on 3 Jan 2019 and resuming the usual weekly schedule after that.

Training Team Meeting Agenda 20 December 2018 – Video!

The WordPress Training Team Meets by Video Today!

Please join us today at 19:30 UTC for a special video meeting by clicking here Zoom Meeting Link. If you have questions or have difficulties you can ask in the #training Slack channel.

Today’s Agenda

> > Team Goals for 2019 < <


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 instructors 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:

Time to Set Team Goals for 2019

It’s that time of year when we need to evaluate how we did against our goals for this year and make new goals for the upcoming year.

In 2018 our goals were to:

1. Create handbook
2. Move lesson plans to GitHub
3. Restructure make.wordpress.org/training
4. Fix broken images
5. Update lesson plans for 4.8-4.9/Gutenberg
6. Make workshop recommendations
7. Accessibility workshop

In fact, 2018 was a year where the team underwent a major restructuring of its tool and processes and we accomplished goals we hadn’t imagined when the year started. So our accomplishments for the year can be summed up as:

1. Create handbook (expected by the end of the year)
2. Move lesson plans to GitHub
3. Restructure make.wordpress.org/training
4. Fix broken images (perhaps not all are fixed, but moving to GitHub addressed the problem)
5. Make workshop recommendations
plus
6. Onboarding improvements including a PDF and videos
7. Team management on Trello and in Waffle.io
8. Creation of the https://wptrainingteam.github.io/ page
9. Work towards the relaunch of the learn.wordpress.org site including collaboration with the #design, #marketing, and #meta teams.

Goals that we didn’t quite accomplish include:

1. Update lesson plans for Gutenberg
2. Accessibility workshop

So, for 2019 what should our new goals be? I’d propose a couple to begin with:

1. Launch learn.wordpress.org
2. Create several lesson plans to combine into an accessibility workshop (the ARIA session from WordCamp US has caught my eye…)
3. Use resources from WordPress.tv more often as a basis for lesson plans
4. Collaborate with other efforts such as the diversity speaker training and Kids Camp to get their material available from the learn.wordpress.org site
5. Increase the number of regular contributors to the team

These all seem very do-able. What else should the team be working towards? What should we have for stretch goals? All comments and ideas welcome!

We’ll also be discussing this during our meeting this week. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion!!!

Meeting Schedule for the Remainder of 2018

There are just a few more Thursdays left in 2018 and holidays and other events are in the mix. So here’s the plan for the remainder of the year:

  • 6 December 2018: no meeting due to WordCamp US
  • 13 December 2018: regular meeting, WCUS recap
  • 20 December 2018: goal planning for 2019, possibly video meeting
  • 27 December 2018: no meeting due to year-end holidays

Join us on the 13th and 20th!!!

#training

Training Team Meeting Agenda 1 November 2018

The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

Please join us at 19:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. learn.wordpress.org update
  2. How to handle workshop ideas
  3. Team to-dos sprint update
  • GitHub repos cleanup (remove slide index.html CSS code) (@codeblks )
  • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
  • Checklists update
  • Lesson plan updates
  • Open announcements / discussion
    • https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/suggestions-for-meetup-content/

    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 instructors 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:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 25 October 2018

    The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

    Please join us at 19:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting!

    Today’s Agenda

    We’re taking a different approach today and not talking about lesson plans!

    1. learn.wordpress.org update (see wireframes in Trello)
    2. How to handle workshop ideas
    3. Team to-dos sprint update
    • GitHub repos cleanup (remove slide index.html CSS code) (@codeblks )
    • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
    • Checklists update
  • Open announcements / discussion
    • https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/suggestions-for-meetup-content/

    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 instructors 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:

    Wireframes for the learn.wordpress.org site

    The team is working toward having lesson plans be published to learn.wordpress.org when they are finished. We have begun thinking about what that site could look like. Based on team discussions, these wireframes have been developed with the intention of sharing them with the Design Team and possibly the Marketing Team before working with the Meta Team to build the learn.wordpress.org site.

    See the wireframes here: Learn.WordPress.org Wireframes

    We are requesting feedback on these wireframes before moving on to the next design phase. Please leave comments here or on the team’s Trello card:

    Learn.WordPress.org Site