About The Rotation.org "Writing Team"
In 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 200 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 rewritten 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.
And now here in 2019, an improved approach to The Writing Team has begun, and the Team will be creating new lesson sets for Bible stories which the previous Team's hadn't covered. This new Team approach features more collaborative brainstorming and training of new volunteer writers by our Lead Writer, Neil MacQueen.
Access to all the Team's super-creative lessons, plus all the great ideas in our free public forums are yours for the cost of a Supporting Membership ($45). Become a Supporting Member now.
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 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 easily adaptable to younger youth and special family event programs.
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.
WT Scope and Sequence
The WT is working through a list of "major" Bible stories to create its special sets. Eventually, every major story will have a set by the WT, in addition to the PUBLIC lesson ideas and lesson plans others have contributed.
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
Join the Team!
The team is always open to new folks with a knack for creative teaching, and who want to expand their creative pallet and learn how to write better lessons. You do not have to be an experienced writer. Email email@example.com and we'll contact you.
Become a Supporting Member
and get access to all the Writing Team's lesson sets!
Go to the WT's Old Testament lesson menu
Go to the WT's New Testament lesson menu