What’s new on LearnWP – August 2022

During August 2022, the Training team published the following resources on Learn.WordPress.org

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are ideal for 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 or presenters and other trainers to use when facilitating a presentation.

Tutorials

These short, free videos are ideal for on-demand direct learners.

Online Workshops

The WordPress Online Workshop Meetup focuses on helping users at all levels learn more about using the software and to help others use it too. It is part of the resources available through Learn WordPress. You can sign-up for events for free.

Events list


Contribute

These resources are available to use and promote. If you would like to take part in the sprints for Learn WordPress, join the Training Team meetings. The July 2022 Sprint post.

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What’s new on LearnWP in July 2022

In June and July 2022, the Training team published the following resources on Learn.WordPress.org

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are ideal for 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 or presenters and other trainers to use when facilitating a presentation.

Tutorials

These short, free workshops are ideal for on-demand direct learners.

​​ Courses

  • Incident Response Team Training – This Incident Response Team (“IRT”) Training Course developed by the Community Team addresses, how WordPress contributors take and respond to code of conduct reports.

Online Workshops

The WordPress Online Workshop Meetup focuses on helping users at all levels learn more about using the software and to help others use it too. It is part of the resources available through Learn WordPress. You can sign-up for events for free.

Events list


Contribute

These resources are available to use and promote. If you would like to take part in the sprints for Learn WordPress, join the Training Team meetings. The July 2022 Sprint post.

#training

What’s new on LearnWP in May 2022

In May 2022, the Training team published the following resources on Learn.WordPress.org

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are ideal for 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 or presenters and other trainers to use when facilitating a presentation.

Workshops

These short, free workshops are ideal for on-demand direct learners.

​​ Courses

  • Incident Response Team Training – This Incident Response Team (“IRT”) Training Course developed by the Community Team addresses, how WordPress contributors take and respond to code of conduct reports.

Social Learning Spaces

The WordPress Social Learning meetup focuses on helping users at all levels learn more about using the software and to help others use it too. It is part of the resources available through Learn WordPress. You can sign-up for events for free.

Events list


Contribute

These resources are available to use and promote. If you would like to take part in the sprints for Learn WordPress, join the Training Team meetings. The May 2022 Sprint post.

#training

What’s new on LearnWP in February 2022

In February 2022, the Training team published the following resources on Learn.WordPress.org

📋 Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are ideal for 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 or presenters and other trainers to use when facilitating a presentation.

🖥 Workshops

Workshops are ideal for on-demand direct learners.

📚 Courses

Courses are ideal for independent deep learning.

🗓 Social Learning Spaces

The Social Learning meetup focuses on helping users at all levels learn more about using WordPress and help others use it too. You can sign-up for free to a variety of resources.

Events list


➕ Contribute

These resources are available to use and promote. If you would like to take part in the sprints for Learn WordPress, join the Training Team meetings

Post compiled and reviewed by @courane01 and @webcommsat.

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Training Team February 7

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Training Team Update 13 November 2020

Hello from the Training team. It’s been quite a bit since our last post but much progress has happened. Our work is now live on Learn in a soft-launch stage, with props given to the 130+ contributors over our 7 years together.

What We’re Working On:

  • Small chunks of contribution opportunities:
  • Medium chunks of contribution opportunities:
  • Large chunks of contribution opportunities:
    • Coordinating with Community and 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. to restore functionality lost during 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/ disconnect on Learn website.
      • Tracking contributions
      • A method to audit and stage content

After we complete the functionality needs and clean any findings from our recent content audit, we can open up to create additional lesson plans and accompanying materials.

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Team Lead Interest Post

Update: I’ve asked for help splitting each unit into modules and identifying questions for each module. Hopefully we can get it into an active state by the end of September. ~Josepha, Sep 5, 2019


In March, I shared a post outlining a new concept of team leadership, but then I was asked to coordinate a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. which took up most of my attention. Today, I’m picking right up where I left off.

I want to be sure the process is as open and clear as possible, so I’d like to continue with this plan:

  1. Post an open call for people interested in learning more about team leadership (that’s this post!).
  2. Send interested people the team lead training + quizzes.
  3. Host group orientations with people who pass the quizzes.
  4. Identify team leads (and immediate future leads) from there.

The Team Lead Training Materials

Methodology

There are five sets of training modules, compiled by contributors from the Global Community Team. Each module consists of existing content from project handbooks, plus some added “best practices”.

There was a closed pre-alpha review from Andrea Middleton, Sarah Semark, Tammie Lister, and me. There was an alpha review from current team reps, team reps in training, and former team reps. This marks the start of the public call for comment.

Materials for Review

Once all the feedback on these materials has been added, they will then become training modules similar to those available to people wanting to become Community Deputies.

Share your feedback!

These docs will be open for about two weeks. Then I’ll combine and refine the feedback, and start moving the documents into training modules.

I have two requests for you, dear WordPress Contributors:

  1. If you want to learn more about becoming a team lead, please leave a comment below with the team you currently participate in and which team you’d like to help lead.
  2. Please leave any feedback you might have on the training itself in the comments of the documents above.

#leadership #training

Training Team Update for 16 May 2019

It’s been a while since the Training Team has posted an update here. We will work on getting better at that. But there have been a few things of note that have happened recently, so here’s a quick summary:

1. We have moved our meeting time to 1300 UTC on Thursdays.
2. We have defined our criteria to earn profile badges with the team: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/team-profile-badges/
3. We are working on improving the team’s Handbook and on-boarding information.
4. We are working on developing the templates for the learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ site’s redesign.
5. We have moved from Waffle.io to ZenHub to manage our 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/ repos.
6. We have found a solution to display lesson plan slides from GitHub. We were using RawGit for that, but are now going through a GitHub Page.
7. We have some automations in place in GitHub to 1) help identify lesson plans in need of work and to support our efforts in 2) building lesson plans (especially slides) and 3) in building the learn.wordpress.org site.
8. We are making plans for Contributor Days at 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. Calgary and at WordCamp EU.

And there have been many new faces in the #training channel willing to help!

Training Team Update – 10 May 2018

Meeeting held at 19:30 UTC in the #training 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/. channel

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1525980606000637

Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. materials

The Marketing team helped us out and created an on boarding PDF that we can use as a “handout” (paper or electronic) during Contributor Days to help them get started with all the accounts that are needed to participate. That led to creating a list of more comprehensive information that can help new people get started with the team. While built to help for Contributor Days, it’s going to be useful for anyone who wants to join the team.

Slides – Shower

Just a reiteration that Shower (Show-er https://github.com/wptrainingteam/shower) has replaced Reveal.js as the team’s solution for slides. There’s still a bit of testing to be done to finalize exactly how the file structure will work. Once that is determined videos and documentation on how to add slides to lesson plans will be created.

Learn site

The next step in getting the learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ site moving forward is to create a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket and ask for assistance from the #meta, #design, and #marketing teams. It is expected to take months to work through that process.

Team survey

With many new faces on the team it was requested that folks complete a survey to gather information regarding their skills and interests and how they want to get involved with contributing.

Trello board update – slight change to workflow

A new list has been added 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. board representing a new step in the workflow. The “Lesson Plans Needing Instructional Review” step has been added after drafting and before copyediting to represent a QA step for instructional quality and consistency.

Lesson plans needing volunteers (see the “User Plans Ready for Drafting” list in Trello

Just a reminder that there are several lesson plans in need of writing that are available for people to work on.

Open announcements / discussion

Next week’s meeting will be 30 minutes earlier, as an experiment, so 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel

Training Team Update 19 April 2018

The Training Team had a special presentation (aka webinar) to launch the new tools and process that the team will be using to develop lesson plans. Ten people attended the launch of the new 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 that the team will be using to track lesson plan development. Trello will be used in combination with 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/ repos for working on the lesson plans themselves. The meeting was recorded and a transcript is available here: Meeting Recording and Transcript

The team is now looking for contributors to help with writing, reviewing, copy editing, and testing lesson plans! If you’re interested in helping out, join the #training 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/. channel and we’ll help you get started!

Team Links:

  • Getting Started (https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/) a little out of date at the moment, so ask if you have questions!
  • Our Team Blog (https://make.wordpress.org/training/)
  • Our Roadmap (https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development)
  • Our Lesson Plans (https://github.com/wptrainingteam)