“Youth-led Tech | Summer 2015” is a technology mentoring program in five Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland. As part of this program, we’re teaching various classes on digital skills. We’ve open sourced our curriculum through a series of blog posts.
This is the PDF version of the first nine days of our course, where we cover an introductions to WordPress, WordPress dashboards, themes, how to post, and how to add media to your WordPress site. We also have set time aside each day for students to work on their typing skills.
These are minute-by-minute guides on teaching the youth. If you want to start your own Youth-Led Tech program, this is the place to start. At Smart Chicago, we are dedicated to sharing all of our methods. Not just code published to Github (though we do that, too), but whole swaths of templates, resources, and guides that help spread the practice of community technology.
We’ve also broken down each day’s curriculum on Slideshare as well. Here’s the list below:
- Day One: Introduction to WordPress
- Day Two: Introduction to WordPress Themes
- Day Three: WordPress Dashboard & Asset Deficit Lists
- Day Four: Who is a Leader & The Power of Hashtags
- Day Five: Minefields and Guest Speakers
- Day Six: WordPress Posting & How the Internet Works
- Day Seven: Can’t Hear, Can’t See, Can’t Speak
- Day Eight: Adding Media to WordPress
- Day Nine: Is the Internet Down?
We’ll be posting more of our curriculum as we get it packaged up.