Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan Overview

Lesson plans are guides for facilitators to use while presenting at events or within educational environments and are hosted on Learn WordPress. These were the original content type of the Training Team to support 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. organizers.

They provide objectives, prerequisite skills (what you need to get the most of the lesson), readiness questions, materials needed, notes for the presenter, slides (if applicable), lesson outline, exercises, assessments and any additional resources that might be required.

You can find them all here: https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans

A lesson plan about how to create lesson plans
Tutorial on creating a lesson plan

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Creating a Lesson Plan

The first step in creating a Lesson Plan is to decide a topic and have a Subject Matter Expert (SME) vet it for you. You can do this in one of two ways:

  1. Choose a Lesson Plan topic that has already been vetted by an SME from the Ready to Create tab of the team’s content development project board.
  2. Submit a new Content Development (general) GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue from https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/new/choose and have an SME vet it for you.

Once your topic has been vetted, you are ready to get started on your Lesson Plan! Bookmark your topic’s GitHub issue, as you’ll be using this to track your progress, and receive feedback from other team members.

If you haven’t yet, now’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the team’s different resources, too.

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Add the Lesson Plan creation checklist to GitHub

Copy and paste the following checklist as a new comment in your content’s GitHub issue. You can then use this checklist as your guide through the rest of the creation process.

## Lesson Plan Development Checklist
- [ ] Create an outline of the example lesson walk-through
- [ ] Draft lesson plan
- [ ] Copy edit
- [ ] Style guide review
- [ ] Instructional Review
- [ ] Final review
- [ ] Publish
- [ ] Announce to the Training team
- [ ] Announce to lesson plan creator
- [ ] Announce to marketing
- [ ] Gather feedback from lesson plan users about the quality

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