About the Writing Team and Its Lessons

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About The Rotation.org "Writing Team"

WT-Logo1-180In addition to the thousands of publicly available lessons, ideas, and lesson sets contributed by volunteers, for many years we've had a group of writers working together to produce exceptionally creative and details lesson sets. 

We call them "The Writing Team." 

The Team's History and Exciting Future

From 2004 to 2013, a group of volunteer writers here at Rotation.org produced over 250 Rotation-style creative lessons. When those lessons became accessible to only our Supporting Members, the Board decided they needed to be improved. Thus, from 2015-2018, every set was revised/replaced by a team led by Neil MacQueen, our paid Lead Writer, and a Luanne Payne our volunteer editor-extraordinaire.  Their goal was to achieve a higher standard of creativity and detail, add more age-appropriate adjustments, and incorporate new teaching techniques and tips.  See the Writing Team lesson menu. 

In late 2018, we launched The 'New' Writing Team to begin writing new sets on new stories with a  training-infused, collaborative, and creative process led by our Lead Writer, Neil MacQueen. The rotating membership of our Team includes creative volunteers drawn from our community and members of our Board.   Read this post if you're interested in joining the Team.

Access to all the Team's extra-creative lessons, which are in addition to everythign in free public forums, require a Supporting Membership ($45).  Become a Supporting Member now.

Read: An Interview with the Writing Team Renovation Project's Lead Writer 

WT lesson plans are not "quickie story and craft" lessons for little kids.

WT lesson plans feature real art, do-able drama, learning games, use of new media and new techniques, and being choosy about the videos we use. Each set includes lessons that explore new techniques. And each lesson has a level of detail, options, how-to, and "why-to" heretofore unseen in any curriculum.

Each WT lesson set includes 6 to 7 different workshop-style lessons to choose from (art, drama, video, music, games, cooking, computer, etc), plus a teacher-friendly Bible Background and lesson summaries. (The summaries are open to the public.)

WT lessons emphasize creativity and life application.  Using our lessons, teachers will learn new techniques and get to the heart of the matter with their students. 

Most WT lessons are designed for 35-45 minute class times, with adaptations for older, younger, shorter, and longer classes.

The WT's target audience is the 2nd-5th grade, and each lesson comes with younger children adaptations. This follows a long-held Rotation point of view that it's easier to adapt a lesson "down" to younger kids than it is to figure out how to take a little kid's lesson and adapt it "up" for older kids.

 Many of the WT's lessons are also easily adaptable for younger youth and intergenerational use.

While the lessons are primarily designed for Rotation-style workshop classrooms, those of our members using the traditional model (new story each week) also find our "WT" sets a great source of inspiration.

The Team's theological perspective is mainline, our writers are experienced Christian educators and teachers, and our process is collaborative and peer-reviewed. And of course, every lesson can be modified because it is digital, not ink on paper.

WT Bible Story Scope and Sequence

The WT is working through a list of  "major" Bible stories. Eventually, every major story will have a set by the WT, in addition to the PUBLIC lesson ideas and lesson plans others have contributed. "Major" rather than "minor" is a Rotation Model philosophy that also includes spending several weeks in a row on each story, not just one.

Want to see what a Writing Team lesson set looks like?

We've given everyone access to all the lessons in the Writing Team's 

Jesus is Born! lesson set

Join the Team!

Read this post below about joining the Team.

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