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"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 Bible 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.

Related 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
     ♦ View a handy one-page collection of links to all our Rotation Model Resources

A growing collection of photos showing Rotation Model workshop activities, projects, and decor, as well as, photos from other creative Sunday Schools. 

Most Recent Post BIBLE SKILLS & GAMES Workshop Photos

Art Workshop design, ideas, material suggestions, art teaching techniques, art supplies, and curriculum resources for Sunday School.

Most Recent Post Painting and Drawing with Oil Pastels

Sunday School Bible game resources, ideas, teaching tips, brainstorms, discussion, lesson plan suggestions, and a manual for teachers. For story-specific game workshop ideas, visit the lesson forums.

Most Recent Post Wheel of Fortune-style Game Spinners

Computer and Tech Workshop "How-to" Start-up Manual. Teaching with Software and Apps in Sunday School. Websites, Hardware, Setup issues, Teaching tips, Lesson techniques, Design ideas, Technical advice, Photos, Names, Software and app recommendations, websites, online resources, etc.

Most Recent Post Good Software That Is Out of Print, Where to find, Tech Notes for Older Programs

"Cooking with Kids," Technique, Tips, Equipment, Recipes, Favorite Ideas, Room Design, and Curriculum Resources

Most Recent Post Food-activities that teach the heart of the lesson, not a tangent

Drama ideas for teaching Bible stories in Sunday School. scripted and scriptless dramas, Photo tableaux, "Newsroom,"  "Shadow Theater," "Blacklight Theater," "Flat Lay," and "Sideways Scene" techniques, plus prop and drama "workshop" ideas and design.

Most Recent Post "Shadow Theater" Drama, How-to, Resources

Ideas for teaching with music and movement 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.

Most Recent Post Good Contemporary Christian and Secular Music We Can Teach With
MUSIC & MOVEMENT ("Kinesthetic") Workshop: Techniques, Resources, Ideas

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.

Most Recent Post How to show cellphone photos, videos, and websites on a laptop or TV

Science (Demonstration, Object Lesson) and Gardening workshop resources, curriculum suggestions, teaching tips, material suggestions, favorite experiments, and more on these unique workshops.

Most Recent Post What is the "Science" Workshop ??

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!

Most Recent Post The Diorama or "Story Table" Workshop

Bible Geography "Workshops." Bible map resources, sources, where to find, how to make, Links to lesson plans at that include biblical geography info and activities, including art, games, software, and cooking, and how to teach children with Bible maps.

Most Recent Post "GEO LOGOS" ~ The Bible Geography Workshop at Northside Church, Wichita

Methods and ideas for the storytelling workshop.

Most Recent Post Using Flannelboards to tell Bible stories: resources, felt figure sources, and construction

Creative Writing techniques, lesson plan tips, resources, room design

Most Recent Post Scripture Doodling ~ a technique for visualizing and understanding scripture

Ideas for making your workshops and hallways awesome. We suggest you also check the Workshop Photos Forum.

Most Recent Post "TEMPLE," Synagogue, Tent, Oasis, Tabernacle Worship Photos

Mission Workshop, Faith Mentor Workshop, Temple or Tent Workshop (worship), Shared Space, Special Needs Students, Other Workshop Concepts, etc.

Most Recent Post Mission ideas for children and families to do together
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