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

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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
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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!!!

Training Team Meeting Agenda 13 December 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. WordCamp US recap
  2. Exciting learn.wordpress.org update!
  3. Team to-dos updates
    • Team videos (@JesseOwens)
    • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
  4. Lesson plan rethink
  5. Upcoming meetings schedule
  6. Goals for 2019
  7. 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:

WordCamp US 2018 Contributor Day

The Training team made a lot of progress at Contributor Day this weekend. We on-boarded several new members, completed several Trello Cards, and collaborated with the Design and Marketing teams to develop the plan for our front-end lesson plan site.

A photo of WordCamp US 2018 Contributor day. Image Credit to @harryjackson1221
WordCamp US 2018 Contributor Day. Image Credit @harryjackson1221

Call for Your Comments

One of the largest-scope discussions involved the development of our WordPress.org front-end site. Currently, our dedicated URL is learn.wordpress.org, but a proposal was made to change to teach.wordpress.org.

The reasoning behind the proposal is that our content is in fact focused on how to teach WordPress topics, rather than learning. We’d like to open the discussion on this since it will be a rather large change. Please make a comment on this post with your feedback on the proposal so that we can discuss it in our upcoming meetings.

GitHub Restructuring

As we collaborated with the Meta team with the goal of translating our Lesson Plans in GitHub to the front-end, we reached the conclusion that a restructuring of our repositories will be needed.

In order for the front-end to be most easily kept up-to-date, as well as provide a mechanism for a final editorial review before content is published, a new master repository will be created with individual lesson plans as submodules within it. This will allow our current workflow to remain mostly unchanged, and the Team Leads can perform an editorial review before pulling into the master repo. @jessecowens has volunteered to spearhead this project.

Contributors

We’d like to welcome all of the new contributors and recognize the experienced contributors who volunteered their Sunday to join the team! @rbailey10 @davidneeham @learnwithchloe @winternetweb @juliekuehl @jessecowens @davidbgreen @dabrattoli @sunsand187

Help Wanted

We’re still looking for folks who have the time and expertise for a few vital roles in the Training Team:

  • Taking notes from team meetings.
  • HTML- and CSS-proficient writers who can develop new Slide Decks for lesson plans.
  • Instructional designers or educators familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Wrangling the team’s style guide.

Priority Projects Moving into 2019

  1. Finish the copy and design of the learn.wordpress.org (or teach!) and deliver it to the Meta Team.
  2. Clean up the Training Team Handbook with the vision of creating a one-stop-shop for new contributors.
  3. Identify priority lesson plans to highlight on learn.wordpress.org when it goes live.

#training, #wordcamp, #wordcampus

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 29 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. Exciting learn.wordpress.org update!
  2. How to handle workshop ideas
  3. Team to-dos updates
  • Team videos (@JesseOwens)
  • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
  • WordCamp US preparation
  • Lesson plan rethink
  • Upcoming meetings schedule
  • 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:

      Training Team Meeting Agenda 15 November 2018

      The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

      Please join us at 20:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! – Note the time change!!!

      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
    • WordCamp US preparation
    • Lesson plan updates
    • Meeting time
    • 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:

      Proposed Handbook Outline

       

      1. About
        1. What we do
        2. Origin story https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/handbook/about/whats-our-origin-story/
        3. Vision
        4. Tasks
        5. Team leadership
      2. Get Involved
        1. First steps
        2. Contributor Day
          1. Organize
          2. Participate
        3. Areas to contribute
          1. Present a lesson & Feedback
          2. Write a lesson
          3. Review lesson plans
          4. Other
      3. Communication
        1. Meetings
          1. agenda/notes etc P2
          2. Slack
        2. Trello
        3. Github
        4. Creating meeting notes
      4. General Guides
        1. Style Guide
          1. Tools (screenshots)
          2. Lesson plan
            1. Template
            2. Example
          3. Slides
            1. Template
            2. Example
        2. Presenting
          1. Single plans
          2. Workshop
      5. Roadmap
      6. Learn WordPress site
      7. Resources
      8. FAQ
      9. Old lessons (until Learn launches)

      Training Team Meeting Agenda 8 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
      4. WordCamp US preparation
      5. Lesson plan updates
      • 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:

      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: