Curriculum and Training

This is a group to organize and discuss the development of Drupal learning experience for helping people master Drupal.

See an inventory of all education related groups: http://groups.drupal.org/node/172069

Please post here:

  • Discussion about Drupal training programs and training opportunities
  • Links or information about courseware & learning materials for training (tag as "materials")
  • Post Training events - News about upcoming and past training events or if you offer Drupal training services (tag as "training" or "training, events" or "training, services")
  • Discussions related to an open curriculum (tag as "open curriculum")
  • Review the current Open Curriculum proposal:

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
Join the discussions here on g.d.o, on IRC at #drupal-skillmap, or on Twitter with the tag #drupalskillmap!

If you're interested in setting up local learning sessions - please visit the Drupal Dojo too.

techczech's picture

Some possible characteristics of a successful/useful open curriculum

I'm reposting this here from http://drupalkata.com/curriculum/node/466 at Gus Austin's request.

Inspired by the IRC discussion on 3 May, here are some notes on criteria by which we could judge the success of a curriculum design project. Sorry, it's all very sketchy and provisional but perhaps can serve as some sort of contribution to the discussion.

A useful/good curriculum will have the following properties (sort of a unit test for the curriculum):

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liberatr's picture

Drupal Learning Objectives Chat

Start: 
2010-05-10 03:00 - 04:00 America/New_York
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Last week's Training and Curriculum Chat ( read transcript ) on #drupal-dojo led us to a few actionable items:

  1. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 10th, 3PM Eastern time (US)
  2. Come up with an agenda for next week's meeting. Also, Ryan needs more experience moderating meetings on IRC.
  3. Interested parties should use a wiki page to collaborate on a list of possible Jobs or Roles. See below.
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heather's picture

Examples of community mediated curriculum in open source software

Have an example of a community mediated open curriculum?

In the most recent #drupal-dojo chat we had last night (or yesterday afternoon) we laid out some plans to start stirring a discussion around a community-mediated curriculum. We're first talking about developing a common language and working on our goals for the group.

To this end, it's good to look at how other open source communities have traversed the same ground.

The WaSP Interact project is a great example. http://interact.webstandards.org/

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emmajane's picture

Themer Workshops Starting in May

Start: 
2010-05-11 (All day) UTC
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It's time for the next round of Design to Theme workshops. The topics covered in these workshops solve the hotspots of frustration for designers and novice themers:

  • Design to Theme -- learn how to convert a "Photoshop" file to a Drupal theme. Photoshop not required. Sample screenshots will use the free software tool GiMP. Starts May 11.
  • Advanced Layout Techniques -- if you've never want to write another line of PHP and you want to deploy advanced layouts for your themes this course is designed for you. Starts May 12.
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liberatr's picture

Drupal Training and Curriculum Chat

Start: 
2010-05-03 15:00 - 16:00 America/New_York

In order to follow up on some of the discussions that were taking place at DrupalCon SF around developing standards, rubrics, and common ground in general for Drupal Training.

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eric_sea's picture

Virtual Seattle DUG meetings--a virtual Seattle Dojo?

As one who would love to attend the DUG meeting each month, but inevitably has a conflict of one sort or another limiting my attendance, I'd be very interested in exploring the potential of a virtual meeting--similar to what other local drupal communities are doing see Drupal Dojos, Hack Nights, and Cafés in your community

Perhaps we could experiment with extending the live event to include virtual participation or perhaps we could pull together short virtual lunchtime or evening events. Has the Seattle DUG done anything like this in the past?

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Drupal Dojos, Hack Nights, and Cafés in your community

This week over Drupalcon I had the chance to spend time with Lynn Bender who started the Austin Drupal Dojo after discussions with Josh Koenig (the Dojofather) and others in the Austin community. Here's, to paraphrase, a description of what they're doing...

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EclipseGc's picture

Drupal Dojo sessions: Fserver demonstration

Start: 
2010-04-13 12:30 - 13:30 America/New_York
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Going to demo Development Seed's Feature Server, existing features and potential new features. Come if you want to learn what can be done, why you should be doing it, how it can help you in the long run, and what the new features for tomorrow will probably be.

How to Attend?

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/822441680

dougvann's picture

Drupal 7 Fundamentals: Installing and test-driving Drupal7

Start: 
2010-04-06 10:30 - 11:30 America/New_York
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Description

I will be walking through the install of Drupal7 Alpha3 and some basic configuration.
If you haven't even looked at Druapl7 yet, check this out!
- DV
- http://dougvann.com

How to Attend

Click the following link to register and attend:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/699864713

Drupal Dojo sessions: Drupal 7 Fundamentals

Title: Drupal 7 Fundamentals
Status: Commencing April 2010
Format: Weekly webcasts mixed with ongoing workshops, tutorials, and documentation.
Producers: Open Learning Labs
Organizers: Doug Vann (dougvann), Gus Austin (gusaus), Stacy Wray (stacywray), and a rotating cast of community mentors.
Description: An introductory track that covers the ins and outs of Drupal 7. The course will cover everything from creating new content types, adding images, creating custom user profiles, managing users, and more..
When: TBD

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seaneffel's picture

Drupaltherapy in Boston: May 24, 2010

Start: 
2010-05-24 09:00 - 17:00 America/New_York

This Drupal* training workshop will take place on Monday, May 24, 2010, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at CompuWorks in sunny Boston, MA. If you've enjoyed the Drupaltherapy screencasts then this is your chance to spend a day with the same level of high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.

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jim0203's picture

Drupalversity BoF session

Start: 
2010-04-17 12:00 - 2010-04-22 12:00 UTC
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Drupalversity seems to be building quite a bit of momentum, so it would be good to hold a BoF session at DrupalconSF so we can discuss how we're going to get it started. I don't know when or where the BoF will take place, but we can work that out later.

For details on what Drupalversity is, see the blurb below. It was written with n00bs in mind but it should be clear in there that there is work that can be done by Drupalistas from lots of different backgrounds and with various skillsets and levels of experience.

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seaneffel's picture

Basic Drupal Training: April 9, 2010

Start: 
2010-04-09 09:00 - 17:00 UTC

This Drupal* training workshop will take place on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at CompuWorks in sunny Boston, MA. If you've enjoyed the Drupaltherapy screencasts, then this is your chance to spend a day with the same level of high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.

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Alex UA's picture

Zivtech Training: Drupal Architecture

Start: 
2010-04-12 10:00 - 18:00 America/New_York

April 12, 2010: One Day Drupal Architecture Training in Philadelphia
http://www.zivtech.com/services/train/drupal-architecture-training

The key to building a great Drupal site is smart architectural decisions at the beginning of the project. An understanding of Drupal architecture is critical for site-builders as well as project managers, well-informed decision makers, and designers working with Drupal.

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Alex UA's picture

Zivtech Training: Intro to Drupal Module Development

Start: 
2010-03-29 10:00 - 18:00 America/New_York
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Intro to Drupal Module Development
http://www.zivtech.com/services/train/intro-drupal-module-development

Our Introduction to Module Development class provides a hands-on crash course in solving specific problems by building custom modules. This training focuses on how to approach a specific problem that existing modules simply do not solve. Students follow along in individual development sandboxes as we guide them through putting Drupal's APIs to work. Attendees will leave the class with a working knowledge of Drupal's menu, form and hook systems as well as the database layer.

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Alex UA's picture

Zivtech PHP for Drupal Training in Philadelphia

Start: 
2010-03-10 10:00 - 18:00 America/New_York

PHP for Drupal
http://www.zivtech.com/services/train/php-drupal

This day-long training will be an introduction to PHP from a Drupal perspective. We'll introduce you to PHP syntax, key Drupal functions, Drupal coding standards, and get you reading and writing some Drupal code. We'll also get you used to using the Drupal codebase and API to solve problems.

This training is designed for folks who have Drupal experience but are new to writing code, or have coding experience but are new to PHP or Drupal.

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Alex UA's picture

Zivtech Drupal Training: PHP for Drupal + Intro to Drupal Module Development

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2010-05-26 09:00 - 2010-05-28 05:00 America/New_York

Zivtech is excited to announce another round of trainings in NYC. This time we're offering a more advanced three-day training aimed at helping site builders, designers, and Drupal site administrators climb the Drupal learning curve.

Three Day Drupal Module Development Training in New York
http://www.zivtech.com/services/train/intro-drupal-module-development-3-...

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Alex UA's picture

The Google Summer of Code 2010 is a go!

I'm excited to announce that the Google Summer of Code is happening again in 2010! Last year Drupal went a perfect 18-for-18, meaning that all of our students passed the SoC, and we even got a "bonus student" who worked on Drupal module for the Creative Commons.

Please help get the SoC started by joining the Google Summer of Code 2010 group, and by posting project ideas to the group! Student Proposals should be marked as such in the "Project Type", as the students will get first dibs on that project idea once the voting starts. All other project ideas should be marked "Community Proposal" and will be open to all SoC applicants.

If you are a student thinking of applying to the program I highly suggest you do the following things:

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jim0203's picture

Workflow for Drupalversity - how to contribute!

Now that this project has started to move, I've started to think about it less in terms of something that I can build myself and more in terms of a bigger project that lots of different people can contribute to, usually in a relatively small way.

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Drupalversity (original wiki page)

We've been booted out of our own group (the reasons given made sense) so I'm re-posting to this to other groups.


This is the original Drupalversity wiki page that was originally at http://groups.drupal.org/node/44418. I fully expect it to be broken up into subpages at some point.


This page will contain a few trial Drupalversity courses.

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