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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!

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Paul and the Bright Light

7 all-new workshop lessons, including: a unique Popcorn Workshop, a "Slo-Mo Drama," an Art Workshop "footsteps" mural, and a Baked story map in the Cooking Workshop.

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Pentecost ~ Wind, Fire, Faith!

9 all-new workshop lessons

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WT Revision Schedule: Esther will post here May 5. Exodus: Late-June. Beatitudes: Mid-July.

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...
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:
♥ More Creative ♥  Because the teacher repeats their lesson each week to a new class, Rotation-style lessons can have higher levels of preparation and creativity because the set-up gets used for several weeks, not "one and done."
♥ Multiple Intelligence Informed Teaching ♥  
Because Rotation Sunday Schools spend 4 to 5 weeks on a story, we teach that story through a different medium each week: video, cooking, music, drama, puppets, software, games, and more. By the end of the "rotation" the students have had a much richer and deeper learning experience.

♥ Major Stories, Not Minor ♥   We teach 9 to 12 major Bible stories a year -four to five weeks each. This also means less regular attenders are always learning our most important stories. 

♥ Less Pressure on the Lesson Plan ♥   Rotation teachers have 4 to 5 weeks to explore a story, not just 45 minutes.

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. A fifth row can be an additional workshop. See more schedule examples.

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