Meeting Agenda for 19 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    4. Meeting Time Changes
    5. Contributor Days
      1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine
      2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic
    6. Comments needed on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ about Workshops
  3. Badges Awarded
  4. Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  5. Open Discussions

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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #meta-learn, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Time Change Survey

The Training team currently runs 2 team meetings to cover the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions. We’re approaching that time of the year when clocks change for some regions. To accommodate this we propose changing the time we meet. Please indicate your preference.

EMEA and Americas

Tuesday 4:00PM UTC or 5:00PM UTC

APAC

Wednesday 2:00AM UTC or 3:00AM UTC

#time-change, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 12, 2021

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @afshanadiya @passionate @tantienhime @CarolynShannon @muhammadbux

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    1. We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers
    1. We are looking for team members interested in taking notes during our meetings. This is another way you can contribute to the Training team. Interested? Let us know!
  3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    1. This may not be open for much longer so please continue, share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    1. This is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. If you haven’t already done so, please comment on the post.
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    1. The deadline for comments was last week Friday, October 8, 2021. but I think you can still leave comments on the post.
    2. We had a great session with #marketing at their meeting last week looking at this. The summary of the main points will be added to the post, in the meantime you can find the details here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1633608876258500
    3. @rkohilakis has been working on a rubric for what is a quality production. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rubric is a grid or matrix that lists the assessment criteria of a task and the expected standards for that criteria. We hope to see one for lesson plans and courses as well.
  6. Contributor working session recap
    1. In conjunction with the #marketing team, Yoast’s and WordPress contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. We had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn.
    2. One of the things we will be looking at is mapping out how long it takes to create a lesson plan, a workshop and a course. This will help us gauge how much content we can produce on for example a monthly basis, how much contributor time is needed, and where we can streamline our processes. Please let us if you are interested in helping out.
    3. Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for running our virtual table and all those who attended.
  7. Daylight savings
    1. It’s that time of year when we need to think about daylight savings. The team decided to create a poll for people to vote on meeting times for both EMEA & Americas and APAC timezones.

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content – the following workshops have now been published:
    1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
    2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  2. Learn Maintenance – there was quite a lot of activity over the weekend and this week on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ where all our Learn functionality issues are logged. Thanks to @iandunn @coreymckrill @hughlashbrooke @tellyworth @psrpinto and @ashfame. If you want to assist with any open issues on Learn please let us know in #meta-learn and visit GitHub for our list of open issues.

Check-in

@arasae is working on the second portion of the second text-based course. The rough outline of the course is complete and is working on actually making video content.

@arasae also committed to migrating, copying, or cloning a site lesson plan for this Sprint. However, there is a lesson plan that already exists for the Migrate/Copy/Clone a Site. Therefore, efforts will shift to creating a video workshop.

@rkohilakis is going to start working on a video workshop for Admin Settings

Open Discussions

Please read, comment and share on Training Tuesdays: How to Promote WordPress Meetup in Your Local Tech Community To Get More Attendance

For those who are interested, WooSesh is Live from today until October 15, 2021.


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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for 12 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    6. Contributor working session recap
    7. Daylight savings
  3. Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  4. Open Discussions

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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 5, 2021

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja

In attendance async: @tantienhime

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers – we are looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. We’d really like help with this area.
  2. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles – please continue to share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – this is similar to #community-team deputies, but specific to the needs of Training/Learn. We’d love to get your feedback on this.
  4. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress – content on Learn needs to be of high quality, but this must not be a blocker to people contributing. We’d love to get your feedback on what can be done about this.
  5. Wordsmith work session – Marketing inquired on our request to consider terminology. This can include what we name “a series of courses” or Training’s request to maintain vetting workshop and course creators within the team. This will happen tomorrow in the #marketing channel at 14UTC/10EDT with a Google doc collaboration session. We will conduct this session after their weekly marketing team meeting.
  6. Contributor working session – In conjunction with the #Marketing team, Yoast’s contributors will assist preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. This is an open invite for all contributors. We have also requested support for SEO planning around content on Learn. October 8, 8am UTC.  A big thanks to @yvettesonneveld for collaborating with us on this.

Sprint

Progress

The following workshops have now been published:

Thanks to @rkohilakis and @west7.

@azhiyadev has incorporated turning existing lesson plans into workshops into our October Sprint.

October Sprint

  1. Learn Content
    1. Trello Board – Lesson Plan, Workshop, and Course Ideas? The cards on this list are in need of a contributor. Folks interested in just writing objective statements might want to write all those objective statements.  Another person may want to go find all the relevant docs articles. Someone else might want to go find the keywords they’d suggest using for the topic. When preliminary research/info gathering is done, we write lesson plans.  The remainder is usually finished up by a single person per plan, but not exclusively.
    2. Trello Board – Next Up Can You Help? The lesson plans in this list are ready to be drafted – Site Backup.
    3. Trello Board – Ready for Final Review? Getting Started with WordPress If anyone has feedback for @arasae please add it to the 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. card.
      1. @courane01 suggested having a rough set of questions for us to use when reviewing courses.
    4. Courses on Learn
      1. @azhiyadev has noticed a few courses have been published on Learn, the training team is not aware of these.
      2. @arasae mentioned that the courses have been there but not featured since December 2020. They’re a string of video workshops.
      3. @hughlashbrooke mentioend that “there are also other courses in the dashboard that are published, but don’t show up on the frontend. There are two reasons for this, depending on the course:
        1. The course is in a public betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. phase where it is being tested out before being formally published. This is currently true of the Polyglots training, incident reporting, and getting started with WordPress.
        2. The course exists purely to house the quizzes – this is a ‘hack’ of sorts due to Sensei’s requirement that all quizzes exist within a course otherwise no one will be able to complete the quiz. I have some thoughts about how we could refine that!”
      4. @hughlashbroooke said, “the reason only some published courses show up on the frontend is that it is set to only show the ones that are marked as ‘featured’. That’s just the tool we’re using to make sure we can hold some courses in public beta and have others be properly live.”
  2. Learn Functionality
    1. As discussed at the last meeting, Learn Functionality now includes the list of open Learn issues on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/. If you are interested in helping out then please let us know in Slack.
  3. Sprint Management
    1. The team discussed finding a new way to monitor the work being done and functionality issues on Learn. However, our highest priority at the moment is shipping and new contributors are now familiar with using Slack and Trello. The team decided to focus on shipping and come back to management at a later date.

Open Discussions

A big thanks again to those that participated in WP Translation Day.


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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwg, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for 5 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    2. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    3. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    4. Contributor working session – In conjunction with the #Marketing team, Yoast’s contributors will assist preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. This is an open invite for all contributors. We have also requested support for SEO planning around content on Learn. October 8, 8am UTC.
  3. October Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  4. Open Discussions

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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #training, #training-team

October 2021 Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

As a team, we follow the Sprint approach loosely. While some of us are agency-sponsored contributors, others are self-sponsored. We recognize that volunteers may choose to work on what interests them, while agency-sponsored individuals may work through the priorities assigned to them. We allow room for both approaches in our Sprint planning. What is most important is that we work in the open and share what we are working on here.

This post may be updated throughout the month to reflect work that has been completed. Append any explanations as comments below.

Sprint Goals

Learn Maintenance

Learn Content

We are currently using 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. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Lesson Plan, Workshop Video Workshop and Course Ideas

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to:

  • Finalize description
  • Set objectives (goals)
  • Research and add links to support and developer docs
  • Identify marketing communications
  • Carry out an SEO review.
  • Review related material on Learn

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using Global Styles & Settings
    2. How to use the Query Loop
    3. Intro to the Block Editor
    4. Frequently Used Blocks
    5. Form Email Deliverability (SMTP Issues) @magicroundabout
  2. Courses
    1. Advanced 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 Development @webtechpooja
    2. 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 @peteringersoll
    3. An intro to WP-CLI @magicroundabout

Next Up – You Can Help!

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to draft them up. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Site Backup
    2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae The lesson plan already exists so a video workshop will be created insntead.
    3. Introduction to Gutenberg @peteringersoll

Drafts in Progress

A team member has taken ownership of the cards in this list and is currently working on it. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
    2. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim This will need to be organised to follow our normal lesson plan and workshop formats. It is also in need of Windoes user to help with the testing enviroment.
    3. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  2. Courses
    1. How to Contribute to the Training Team @courane01 begin creating
    2. Theme Course Development @courane01 will continue scoping into October
    3. Full Site Editing @daisyo

Instructional Review

The cards in this list have been drafted but are in need of a team member to quality check them before going to copyediting:

  • Does the description fairly describe what is covered?
  • Have the objectives been written using Bloom’s Taxonomy?
  • Have the objectives been met?
  • Does the assessment (quiz) match the objectives?
  • Are the pre-requisite skills really necessary?
  • Will “students” be able to perform the exercises with what has been covered?
  • Does the content build from or duplicate material in other lesson plans, video workshops or courses?

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Copyediting list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet (revising screenshots)

Ready for Copyediting

The cards in this list are ready to be reviewed for typos, grammar, understandability, completeness, and general style. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Copyediting in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

Copyediting in Progress

The cards in this list are undergoing active work on copyediting. A team member has taken ownership and is currently working on it. Check:

  • Spelling errors (if applicable)
  • Grammar errors (if applicable)
  • Readability (use a tool such as https://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/, we should stay under 9th grade, but technical stuff may differ) (if applicable)

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Style Guide Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Style Guide Review

These are cards that need to be checked to make sure they adhere to the team’s style guide. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Final Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Ready for Final Review

The cards in this list have been through copyediting, instructional review, and testing and are nearly ready for official publication.

The Training Team admins will review the cards for:

  1. Adherence to the current template
  2. Adherence to the current style guide
  3. Quality and completeness of information
  4. Any technical formatting details needing to be changed in order for the content to be published
  5. Slide review or creation
  6. Anything else needing attention before publication

Cards move out of this list (and to the Lesson Plans Ready for Publication list) when they have been approved by the team admins.

  1. Lesson Plans
  2. Courses
    1. Unleasing the Power of WordPress
    2. Publishing with WordPress
    3. Getting Started with WordPress

Audit and Expand Content on Learn

  1. Turning existing lesson plans on Learn into workshops:
    1. Customizer Taglines @west7
    2. Best Practices When Capturing Images @rkohilakis
    3. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae
    4. Managing Widgets @west7
    5. Admin Settings @rkohilakis to be broken down into smaller chunks
  2. Review unpublished brand specific content against newly published brand guidelines
  3. Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates @tantienhime

Published

The following video workshops have been created from their corresponding lesson plan.

  1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
  2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  3. Customer Taglines @rkohilakis
  4. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7

Learn Functionality

These are our high priority items. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

  1. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  2. Use a 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153 (pending 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. audit review)
  3. New ‘Other Contributors’ field for workshops
  4. Add Review Notes panel to workshop post type
  5. Customer user roles for Learn WordPress
  6. Fix quiz button styling to match other buttons
  7. Automatically recognize contributions on Profiles
  8. Make clear that quizzes that come up in search results are quizzes
  9. Add details about discussion groups in workshop pages
  10. Google Slides block for Lesson Plans The team is carrying out an audit of the Slides Plugin to ascertain the level of maintenance required and amount of work needed to fix the bug @binarygary @alexstine @danilong
  11. Add license information for the contents
  12. Disable the News XML sitemap
  13. Integrate Meetings calendar plugin
  14. Integrate speaker feedback tool
  15. Learner recognition on WordPress.org profile @iandunn
  16. Custom user roles for Learn WordPress @coreymckrill

Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.

Training Team

  1. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  2. Deputy program
  3. Update Learn Handbook
  4. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.

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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team meeting September 28 and 29, 2021

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @binarygary @courane01 @rkohilakis @arasae @magicroundabout @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @webcommsat @onealtr @tantienhime @azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @hughlashbrooke @westnz

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. The team is looking for contributors to help out as Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers. Please let us know if you are interested.
  2. Learner achievements for courses is still open for comments. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  3. Translation Days Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. Training team hkosted a working session for LearnWP in conjunction with #polyglots Translator Day.
  4. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. This was a deep and comprehensive survey on the 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. of LearnWP.
  5. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant? discussion on LearnWP is open for comments. There was a question by @webcommsat: what happens if a presenter changes their GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. status or changes work environments? @hughlashbrooke mentioned that the assumption would be that they would follow 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. Speaker guidelines where if they were scheduled to speak but there were changes to their GPL compliance then they would be removed from the event. @webcommsat to add the question to the post for greater transparency.
  6. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress is still open for comments. LearnWP content needs to be of high quality, but most people don’t often have access to expensive recording equipment and it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to match the video quality of those that do. Production quality must not be a blocker for those contributing their skills and knowledge to LearnWP. #marketing is working on a session about this at their meeting next week at 14:00 UTC, please feel free to join the discussion.
  7. Wordsmith work session#marketing has inquired on our request to consider terminology. The purpose would be to consider terms for global understanding of how those terms would translate into other languages. We are looking at a next week Wednesday during the 2pm UTC #marketing team meeting for a 20-30 minute Google Doc collaboration session.
  8. Preparing Learn for WordPress Updates – we now have a way to find and organize content and features that need to be updated, especially when WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. ships an update. @tantienhime has volunteered to organize the taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. for the existing content on LearnWP. @courane01 has also reached out to #docs who have similar needs. Please let us know if you are also interested in contributing.
  9. Windows testers needed for dev testing environment@caseymilne has some draft setup guidelines for various types of setup options for local development but could use more testers to try different setups on Mac and Windows.
  10. WCUS Training Team presentation – our application was selected to present at WCUS. If you know any hiring managers in WordPress or devs who help plan the personal learning for their team, let them know about our talk. We go on at 20:45 UTC on Friday October 1, 2021 and we will share about the learner achievement proposals with a live Q&A afterwards. Come support @binarygary @courane01 @peteringersoll and @azhiyadev.
  11. Note there will be no Office or Coffee Hour this week due to WCUS.

Sprint

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

Progress

Mini-Sprint: we are integrating the work we are doing with the work the Instructional Designers are working on. We now have a few new Instructional Designers: @rkohilakis and @westnz

The following team members provided updates on where they are at with their commitments: @peteringersoll @rkohilakis @courane01 @arasae @magicroundabout @webcommsat @westnz @hughlashbrooke

We have a few lesson plans ready to be created.

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae may be able to work on this one.
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg @webcommsat suggested @bobbingwide might be able to help with this one. This relates to the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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. @peteringersoll may work on this as well.

The team had a Zoom session to go through some questions on how to use the Training Team Trello board.

Drafts in Progress

There hasn’t been much progress on these lesson plans, but @courane01 did connect with a dev with Windows for the needed testing

Courses – there has been a lot of progress as mentioned during the Check-in.

This month saw a lot of proposals, big decisions, and onboarding.

October planning:

  • @arasae drafting a proposal on how to create a lesson plan and test it out in November
  • @rkohilakis convert existing workshops into lesson plans – at least once a week
  • Include published workshops in Sprint planning and 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. board updates for #marketing
  • Open up a thorough review of content we had to unpublish until the brand guidelines were in place, ensuring no 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. are needed, and taking a lot of lessons live

Open Discussions

Slides Plugin – as a team, we included Google Slides as a “better than nothing” option, but a few folks have begun stepping forward interested in contributing as developers to code.  We’ve found something that from test runs is 99% of the way there, and are inquiring how to unblock progress while not placing a burden upon the 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. team to maintain in general.

@binarygary @alexstine and @danilong to collaborate on reviewing the plugin, 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) concerns and identifying what is needed to fix the bug and the maintenance overhead.


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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learnwp, #training-team

Recap for Training Team meeting August 31, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found at this link

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev, @Courane01, @yoga1103, @webtechpooja, @webcommsat, @Nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcome new channel: @swish @siobhyb @nsuresha @westnz

News

Badges for courses Please continue to share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn by issuing them with badges linked to their .org profile. We would love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.

Brand Guidelines proposal These have now been published on the Learn Handbook. They indicate how brands can be used and/or mentioned on Learn WordPress. Thank you to everyone who commented on the post. As a result of these being published, we have unblocked reviews on quite a few lesson plans. Confirmed after the meeting by @hlashbrooke that these brand guidelines only apply within LearnWP and not elsewhere in the project.

WCUS speaker application We are awaiting feedback from the team and as soon as we have more information we will let you know.

Translation Days Like captioning, translating captions is also beneficial for global WordPress users. Training will host at least 1 subtitling session working session for LearnWP in the last half of September in conjunction with #polyglots WordPress Translator Day.@Webtechpooja will help us coordinate with Polyglots. Date is yet to be decided, checking availability in between Sept 17-30, 2021. In addition, there is now an article on Learn 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. about this. Workshop Caption (Subtitle) Translation.

Windows Testers needed for Dev Testing Environment – If anyone is available to test setting up a dev testing environment on Windows please join the conversation in slack. Your efforts will go towards creating the lesson plan.

Sprint

August Sprint Retrospective

What went well?

  • Completed several lesson plans, captioning, and handbook also new team members this month and coffee hours
  • It felt like a TON was accomplished by the team: Brand Guidelines, Badges, Conversation about Slides platofrm, WCUS application, translations. I’m sure I’m missing a few things, but wow!
  • Worked on the rough draft of a potential future course, which is brand new. That outline and much of the content is done, but I’m still polishing.
  • I feel like we accomplished a lot this month particularly brand guidelines, captioning, solution for slides and APAC meeting

What could we improve?

  • Improve onboarding more contributors for roles like proofreading, note taking, and other short chunks of contribution
  • Every different piece I mentioned has some friction to get involved with…knowing where the discussion is happening, how to get involved is still tricky.
  • Onboarding process still needs work

What will we do differently?

  • Continue to help everyone get familiar with processes and opportunities
  • Document processes (and get feedback on processes!) to make future courses easier for future contributors to work with.
  • Finding smaller chunks of work for people to work on

Retrospective Summary

Looking through the feedback it seems there is a consensus around onboarding and making it easier for people to contribute. Courtney is working on a course this month for Contributing to the Training team this will help make it easier for people to know where to go and what to do.

Some discussion ensued regarding how best to onboard new folks. If you are interested in helping with this process, please join the conversation on slack.

Our proposed Sprint for September.

Please have a look at let us know if there is anything you are working on that you will like us to add or if you want to work on any of the lesson plans listed.

The Sprint tracks what we will be working on next.

Lesson plans that we had put on hold pending the brand guidelines will be added to the September sprint shortly.

Open Discussions

Two topics were posted during the open discussion but neither saw much immediate interaction prior to meeting close. If you have thoughts on either of these, please join the conversation on slack.

@arasae: Perhaps making space in this meeting to ask questions like, “How do I take notes? What is something I could help with today? I don’t know where to start on the 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. board, what would you suggest?” could spark conversation.

@Nalininonstopnewsuk could we include what resources people will need to take part in the sprints? Eg google docs, etc. Agreed.


Upcoming Meetings


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #meeting-recap, #meta-learn, #training-team

Agenda for September 7, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesdays 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Coffee Hour Fridays 1300 UTC OR Office Hour Fridays 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. WP Watercooler/Dev Branch
    3. Badges & learner achievements for courses
    4. WCUS speaker application has been submitted.
    5. Translation Days
      1. Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC
  3. Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  4. Open Discussions

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.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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


Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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