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Workshop Photos

Peter has breakfast with the resurrected Jesus, -a shadow drama from State St. UMC, Bristol VA. See more of their shadow drama photos. See an article about creative ways to teach with drama.

Games Workshop

The Bible Skills & Games Workshop at Peace Presbyterian, Bradenton FL, showing a re-usable tilting game board in action.
Learn more about the Bible Games Workshop in the Rotation Model.

In the Rotation Model, kids focus on one major story for four to five weeks in a row, -each week through a different creative medium and teacher. This deepens the student's understanding and memory of the lesson, while adding a sense of anticipation and freshness each week. 
Teachers stay put in the workshop of their strength during the story rotation, while a "Shepherd" rotates each week with the kids. This allows the teacher to adjust and improve their lesson, and dramatically cuts down on their weekly prep time. Learn more about the Model.

Teacher: Jane
Teacher: Amy
Teacher: Bill
Teacher: Jo
Week 1 Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open
Week 2 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6
Week 3 Grades 5-6 Open

Grades  K-1

Grades 2-4
Week 4 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1

Pictured Above: A typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Flexible scheduling: Add more grade groups by adding an additional workshop column, such as, Computer, Cooking, or Storytelling. Add a extra week to a story rotation by adding an additional row. See more schedule examples.


Learn about the Rotation Model

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