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:

      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:

      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:

      Training Team Meeting Agenda 18 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 Slack)
      • Current theme: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/browser/sites/trunk/wordpress.org/public_html/wp-content/themes/pub/wporg-learn
      • How to handle workshop ideas
    • Changes to Trello board
    • Minor template changes
    • Team to-dos sprint update
      • Redirecting the Make lesson plans to GitHub (@courtneyengle)
      • 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 11 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
      2. Finalize workflow change
      3. Team to-dos sprint – help needed
      4. 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: