Welcome to the Workshop Rotation Ideas and Lesson Exchange
We are an online community of teachers, pastors, and Christian educators sharing Sunday School lessons and ideas. We are also the official website and organization for Workshop Rotation Model (WoRM), -a creative way to organize and teach Sunday School. You are welcome to cut & paste from our thousands of free, volunteer created, Rotation-style Sunday School lessons, ideas, and articles. Please also post your own great lessons and ideas, and become a Supporting Member.
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A Typical "Rotation" Schedule
"Rotation" in the Workshop Rotation Model, refers to how we move students each week to a new creative workshop (classroom).
All workshops share the same story for a 4 or 5 week "rotation." While the 1st graders learning about the Good Samaritan in the Art Workshop, the 2nd graders are learning about the Good Samaritan in the Bible Games Workshop, ...and so on. Repeating the story each week through a different medium and with workshop teacher deepens the learner's understanding and memory of the lesson, while adding a sense of anticipation and freshness to each week.
Importantly, teachers stay put in the workshop of their strength for the four or five week story rotation, while a "Shepherd" rotates with the kids. The teacher adjusts the same lesson each week for their new age group. Repeating the lesson reduces their preparation time and improves their lesson delivery. Learn more about the Model.
ROTATION STORY: PRODIGAL SON
VIDEO Teacher: Jane
ART Teacher: Amy
DRAMA Teacher: Bill
BIBLE GAMES Teacher: Jo
Pictured Above: Example of a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.
Flexible scheduling is a feature of the Rotation Model. You can add more grade groups by adding an additional workshop column, such as, Computer, Cooking, or Storytelling. You can add a extra week to a story by adding an additional row. See more schedule examples.
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In the early 90's, a group of churches got tired of PLOWING through 52 different Bible stories a year in Sunday School. Few of our kids remembered our lessons, and most needed more time and creativity, -- the kids, the teachers, and the lesson plans!
The only people benefiting from 52 different stories-a-year were the curriculum publishers.
Adding to that problem: traditional lessons were usually boring learning experiences taught in "bombshelter beige" classrooms.
We created the Workshop Rotation Model to solve these problems.
...And then we created this website to share our creative Rotation-style lessons with each other, and with you. Read more
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