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 5 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.
Turkeys Can Fly
Santa Runs on S.T.E.A.M.
The Spring Brain Break
Cardboard Challenge: The Art and Science of Paper
Looking for some extra NuMinds learning action this summer?
We are proud partners of SMU’s Summer Youth Programs and have some exciting courses running at their Plano campus.
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.
We are proud to partner with Education Unbound. In 2016 NuMinds began working with Education Unbound which allows us to reach a broader range of students.
Education Unbound sponsors scholarships and opens doors to schools, communities, and other organizational partners in delivering our mission of Real Inspired STEAM Learning.