Real, Inspired Programs
Driven by our mission to make the world think deeply via real, inspired learning, NuMinds creates engaging, mixed-age STEAM programs throughout the year. From full-day enrichment events, to week-long academic camps, and dynamic training for both parents and teachers, we strive to fuel the “Edvolution” in thinking and learning for the 21st century. Our 4 primary programs (listed below) are just one way to experience us.
You can Bring NuMinds to You in a number of ways, from on-site programs, assemblies, teacher training, parent workshops, and corporate educational outreach. Check out our 2017 – 2018 Program Directory!
Cardboard Challenge: The Art and Science of Paper
Santa Runs on S.T.E.A.M.
The Spring Brain Break
Built on a Vision
Brilliant young minds don’t always get all the intellectual nutrition they need from their daily diet of school and extra-curriculars. Our co-founders were driven by the vision that NuMinds could provide a layer of enrichment beyond the school day, where real, inspired learning creates the conditions for lifelong curiosity and self-development:
Real – our programs extend beyond basic academic needs into the realm of enrichment, where a learner’s authentic engagement with ideas, processes and products is paramount.
Inspired –our programs derive from our own sense of inspiration and are focused on developing a learner’s own passions and interests.
Learning –our programs provide new knowledge, insight and wisdom that is valuable to the learner’s and the world’s development and advancement.
Ben Koch, M.ED.
Co-Founder & CEO
Ben Koch has over a decade of experience inspirating gifted students from Kinder to High School. He holds a Master’s Degree in Gifted Education from Southern Methodist University and has 3 gifted children of his own.
Co-Founder & CCO
Justin Vawter has taught for a decade, from 6th graders to college-bound seniors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of North Texas, and has been a a curriculum writer and professional development author.