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New from the Writing Team

In addition to the thousands of public ideas and lessons here at rotation.org, a "Writing Team" posts extra awesome lesson sets for our Supporting Members!

Just Posted!

Purim: The Story of Esther

8 New Workshops to choose from:

2 Purim Carnival (Bible Skills) Workshops,
Purim Mask (Art), Purim Cooking,
Computer, Video, Music/Worship,
and a Purim "Sphiel" (Drama) Workshop! 

Coming: Mid-June: Exodus   July: Beatitudes

Recently Posted....

Paul and the Bright Light

The Writing Team Menu, Bible Backgrounds & Lesson Summaries are open to the public. Supporting Members can read, copy & edit, and/or print the lessons. 

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Latest Rotation.org Newsletter:

Rotation.org's Newsletter April 2016 www.rotation.org Recent Lesson and Resource Posts Member Diane Turpin updated the "How to Make a Story Bag" discussion in the Ruth Drama Workshop thread. Member Jaymie Derden added a Zaccheus Art lesson using a "Crayon Resist" technique. Member Sharon Smith added a photo of a craft that visually describes the Trinity. Member Jaymie Derden added her changes to her Peter & Cornelius lesson set. Member JoHannah Stroud wrote a review of the new Superbook...Read More...

About the Rotation Model and Lessons at Our Site

Our content is primarily organized to facilitate those teaching with the Workshop Rotation Model, but our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools.

Learn more about the Model
Our site's members and visitors come from many different types and sizes of Sunday Schools and churches. We're thrilled to be a resource to many.
Rotation.org was originally created by those of us who use the Workshop Rotation Model (aka "The Wo.R.M."). This is why our lesson content is organized into "workshops."  Traditional programs find Rotation-inspired lessons easy to adapt. However,  "traditional" lessons are not-so-easy for Rotation-users to adapt (see reasons below). 
A few key differences between Rotation-style and non-Rotation lessons:
♥ We teach the same story for several weeks using a different method each week.♥  This promotes retention, and allows us to be more creative and go deeper.
♥ Multiple Intelligence Informed Teaching ♥  Rotation workshops include: video, art, cooking, music, drama, puppets, software, games, music, and more. Rotation.org is a "popsicle craft-free zone."☺

♥ Teachers stay in their workshop during the rotation, adapting the same lesson for a new class each week.♥  This reduces new lesson prep time, and let's them improve their lesson each week.

♥ Rotation focuses on the Major Stories of the Bible (not the minors) ♥   No "one and done" here! Because we teach 9 to 12 major Bible stories a year -each in four to five week "rotations," regular attenders get depth, and irregular attenders are exposed to major scriptures. 

Learn more about the Rotation Model

Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Prodigal Son
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

Rotation schedules are super-flexible. Add a week and a workshop to have a five week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. Add a fifth row to bring in an additional workshop. See more schedule examples.

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