Welcome to the Workshop Rotation Ideas & 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 borrow 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.
Playing a Beatitudes game in the 5th & 6th Computer Lab at the Presbyterian Church in Winnetka, IL
About the Rotation Model
Latest greatest reason on top...
...why Rotation Model is better than the traditional model
#5. Your rooms aren't boring or cookie-cutter. Each "workshop" is specifically outfitted and decorated around the creative teaching media they use. That's exciting to the kids, and to the visitors checking out your church.
#4. All your rotating grade groups are learning the same story. This makes it easier for parents and siblings to talk about their lessons. This also allows the pastor to preach/teach on the story in worship.
#3. In Rotation, teachers feel less pressure to "squeeze it all in" every week because they know their story is also getting covered by other weeks and teachers.
#2. Teaching 52 different stories a year with traditional graded curriculum chews up your curriculum budget. In Rotation, teacher's prep one lesson for their workshop every 4 to 5 weeks, and make natural age adjustments for each age group you have. This saves your budget for something more attractive than teacher booklets.
#1. Many kids don't attend every single week, so why change the story each week? Rotation Model teaches the same MAJOR Bible story for several weeks in a row through different media so that regular attenders REALLY learn it, and less frequent attenders are exposed to the major stories of the Bible in attractive ways.
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.
Our site is entirely supported by our Supporting Members. Their additional benefits include:
♦ Access to the Writing Team lesson sets. ♦ Ability to "like" posts -which creates links on your Profile page for future reference. ♦ Access to Search ♦ Invitations to Special Writing & Review Projects ♦ Ability to Vote in Member Polls ♦ Ability to manage Profile ♦ View other people's profiles ♦ Ability to search members.
Supporting Members also receive the satisfaction of being part of an innovative and volunteer-driven grassroots effort to support Sunday Schools. We are not here to sell products. Annual memberships are $30.