Program Directory 2017 – 2018

NuMinds 2017-18 Program Directory

 

Program

 

 

Description

 

FALL/WINTER ONLY

Middle School Bootcamp

Beginning middle school is an intimidating experience—socialization, multiple classes, up to eight different teachers with eight different agendas, and…lockers! Middle School Boot Camp is designed to help alleviate that intimidation by providing tips, techniques and guided practice.

Back to School Tune-Up

It’s been a long summer and that mental motor may need a tune-up to get in gear for higher-order thinking and learning. In this program we run a “full systems check,” stimulate curiosity with a variety of STEAM activities, and maybe even fill that tank with jet fuel to propel a whole year of learning.

Turkeys Can Fly!

A program featuring the science of aeronautics and indoor skydiving. Students in 1st-8th grades can let their minds soar as they explore multiple hands-on flight projects. *watch for the annual special iFly edition of this program that includes a real skydive at iFly

Santa Runs on STEAM

 

In this mind-jingling holiday adventure, we’ll do things like explore the physics of Santa’s yearly circumnavigation, engineer updates to his sleigh, construct with gingerbread architecture, and ponder Christmas on other planets. We can even enjoy hot cocoa to an improv holiday poetry slam. New activities are created each year to explore the never-ending mysteries of the Jolly One!

 

iCAN Create FilmFest 101

 

The iCAN-Create Film Fest brings the spirit of innovation and the freedom to explore to the medium of film. Students will have opportunities to

experience mini-workshops on topics such as stop-motion, claymation, photographic memes, improv acting, set design, storyboarding, and more.

 

SPRING ONLY

 

Spring Brain Break

In this program, students will explore 3 unique zones which emphasize different aspects of creative play, logical

problem-solving, and engineering. In large group challenges students will experience classic games on an epic scale and mind-boggling conundrums with a NuMinds twist.

iCAN Create FilmFest 201

The iCAN-Create Film Fest brings the spirit of innovation and the freedom to explore to the medium of film. Students will have opportunities to experience mini-workshops on topics such as stop-motion, claymation, photographic memes, improv acting, set design, storyboarding, and more.
 

YEAR ROUND*

 

Cardboard Challenge: The Art and Science of Paper

In this adaptable program inspired by Caine’s Arcade and The Imagination Foundation, develop creativity, problem solving, and collaboration while engineering via creative play.

Hero’s Quest

 

From Marvel’s modern mythology to the female CEOs who fight for their seat at the table, we love our heroes and are fascinated by their stories of struggle and triumph. What does it mean to be a hero, and how can we grow those qualities within ourselves and for others?
In this course, we’ll blend legend with reality as we seek to transpose the archetypal story onto our own lives. Interactive, introspective, contemplative, and fun for any age!
I Wanna Rock

In this stations-based science program, students will interact with the rock cycle in a way that deepens their appreciation for the amazing cyclical processes that shape our planet. Exploding crackers, planetary Play-Doh and Pokemon-like battles will all be highlights of this passion packed program.
STEAM Space Challenge

In this interactive, space-­themed session of problem-solving and creating, students will journey through stations which call upon their skills and passions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Science Escape Challenge

 

Escape rooms require full mental engagement, higher order thinking and problem solving, and intense collaboration. This custom science-themed escape room challenge will put young thinkers to the ultimate test.
Video Game Creation

 Students of Game Design will learn not only how to operate a game engine, but also all the fundamentals behind games. We’ll talk about the psychology of learning, play, and challenge, and we’ll grow a project from idea to final creation.
Young Creator’s Conference

In this program designed to inspire young creatives and innovators, students choose from 4 unique streams to explore and follow their passions in Film-making, Writing, Engineering, or Math. After a short, kid-friendly keynote talk from an inspiring [author/inventor/???], students break into their chosen creator stream to explore their curiosities with engaging, open-ended challenges and awe-provoking projects.
STEAM Spartans

A brand new program based on the STEAM of athletic performance, inspired by the Spartan race model. Students participate in stations and challenges and the event culminates in a Spartan style obstacle challenge.
*Courses from catalog can be converted into half or full-day programs

 

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