"Workshop" is the Rotation Model's word for a classroom that's creatively outfitted for a specific teaching activity such as art, games, or drama. The teacher assigned to the workshop prepares their lesson once and adapts it each week for a different group "rotating" into their workshop. The students learn the same major story each week for four or five weeks through a variety of learning approaches. Regular attenders get depth with variety. Infrequent attenders hear the major story in an attractive way. Learn more about how the "rotation" of workshops works in our video presentations about the Rotation Model.
This forum describes and shares workshop teaching methods, designs and decor, and "how-to" resources. Whether you're using the traditional or Rotation Model, we hope you find and share your creative teaching method here.
Looking for a lesson activity for a particular Bible story? Look up your story in our LESSON forums.
♦ What is the Rotation Model?
♦ What are "Workshops" in the Rotation Model? a video presentation
♦ Setting up & Managing the Rotation Model
♦ Exemplary Workshop-style lesson plans from our Writing Team
A growing collection of photos showing Rotation Model workshop activities, projects, and decor, as well as, photos from other creative Sunday Schools.
Art Workshop Design Ideas, material suggestions, art teaching techniques, Art supplies and curriculum resources.
General game resources, ideas, teaching tips, brainstorms, discussion, lesson plan suggestions. For story specific game workshop ideas, visit the lesson forums. *New Manual Recently Posted*
Computer Workshop "How-to" Start-up Manual, Software, Apps for Tablets, Hardware, Setup issues, Teaching tips, Lesson techniques, Design ideas, Technical advice, Photos, Names, Software resources, Bible app recommendations, websites, online resources, etc.
"Cooking with Kids," Technique, Tips, Equipment, Recipes, Favorite Ideas, Room Design, and Curriculum Resources
Drama ideas for teaching in Sunday School. Drama techniques & tips. Great prop ideas, costume suggestions, Drama room design, and Drama resources. "Newsroom," "Blacklight Theater," "Flat Lay," and "Sideways Scene" techniques.
Ideas for teaching with music in Sunday School. Notes on creating a Music Workshop in Rotation Model Sunday School. Classroom design, music and instruments, etc. Music in Christian Education. Song sources. Contemporary Christian music and music video resources. A free registration is required to view this forum.
Methods, ideas, and resources for teaching with puppets in Sunday School.
Teaching with Video manual, Sources of good videos, Suggestions for Teaching with Video, creating video, photography, A-V "Theater" room design, furnishings. Using YouTube in the classroom. "How to." Connecting smartphone to TV. Projectors. Etc. Misc comments on particular video series and sources. Using photography and cellphones in class, etc.
Science (Demonstration, Object Lesson) and Gardening workshop resources, curriculum suggestions, teaching tips, material suggestions, favorite experiments, and more on these unique workshops.
The "Lego" Workshop, "Story Table" Workshop, or "Construction" Workshop all use the same principle to engage and teach: students construct then retell the Bible story using building materials and props (figurines, legos, blocks, blankets, cardboard, etc). In the past, these workshop ideas have also been called "Diorama" or "Carpentry" workshops. You can call them whatever you want!
Bible Geography "Workshops." Bible map resources, sources, where to find, how to make, Links to lesson plans at Rotation.org that include biblical geography info and activities, including art, games, software, and cooking, and how to teach children with Bible maps.
Methods and ideas for the storytelling workshop.
Creative Writing techniques, lesson plan tips, resources, room design
Ideas for making your workshops and hallways awesome. We suggest you also check the Workshop Photos Forum.
Mission Workshop, Faith Mentor Workshop, Temple or Tent Workshop (worship), Shared Space, Special Needs Students, Other Workshop Concepts, etc.