Empowering Teachers

to deliver real inspired learning.

200+

COURSES

Built using our patented Bamboo Curriculum® model, our courses are designed to flex and bend.

5000+

TEACHERS

Since launching in 2013, NuMinds has trained over 5,000 public and private school teachers.

 

12,500+

STUDENTS

If we inspired only 50% of the students we've work with, that's still 14x the population of Vatican City.

 

a simple plan

create real inspired programs,

support teachers with delivery,

awaken education

 

We create enrichment programs and then support teachers around the globe to deliver them.

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Cardboard Challenge

Next level cardboard builds that combine the power of play with creative problem solving and applied innovation.

Tomball, Texas selected the virtual Cardboard Challenge. Students had access to asynchronous learning modules and a secure, online community to share their projects. The event culminated in a live, interactive Saturday morning event. 

"Thank you for this opportunity! I had so much fun"

-Isaac (student)

Back to Space

A wide selection of hands-on STEAM stations ranging from K-8th grade--focusing on human exploration and application of future technologies. 

Microsoft commissioned a day program with a focus on space. Our program designers selected VR goggles and our robot, Numi, for two of the four stations. Students visited other planets while programming a bot for EVA. 

"They loved all of them due to the creative opportunities, out of the box thinking, discovery, and hands on experiences."

-Phyllis (parent)

Spring Brain Break

So. Much. Fun! A brain-boosting event that reignites passion and problem-solving through the power of autonomous and scoped play.

Hexa Coworking in Richardson hosted a Spring Brain Break in their conference room.

Employees were able to work while their kiddos spent the day exploring three unique zones of problem-solving with whole-group challenges. Life-sized hungry, hungry hippos, anyone?

"She chose to do the second day of your program instead of Six Flags.

Seriously. Not kidding." 

-parent 

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STEAM Extravaganza

Next level cardboard builds that combine the power of play with creative problem solving and applied innovation.

Queen City ISD selected "Steam Extravaganza" for their Middle School science field day. 

Students planned, budgeted, built and showcased their projects which integrated every component of STEAM.

"This is what school should be like. Will you come back next year?"

-Rebecca (student)

New Year New Gear

A fully immersive STEAM Event where students explore, create, and test new technologies.

  

Soccoro ISD selected "New Year New Gear" as their GT event. The videos and multi-leveled projects were delivered asynchronously and required no supplies. The two-week event culminated in a live, interactive presentation.   

"That was so much fun!!!"

"That was cool and funny"

"The person who created that is a real genius."

-anonymous student posts

Turkeys Can Fly,

Santa Runs on STEAM,

iCan Film Festival

and more!

Learn how to simple it is to bring a program to your community!

Bring the power of narrative-based STEAM enrichment to your community. Open-ended projects and the power to choose own courses!

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It's easy to bring Camp Pursuit to your community. 

We handle everything from registration to curriculum, customer service, and supplies.

You have a vision for engaging students. We'll help bring it to life. 

Great for designing field trips, STEM/STEAM Labs & corporate initiatives. 

STEM/STEAM Lab

East Fort Worth Montessori Academy runs its Maker Space each year incorporating STEAM curriculum written by NuMinds. 

Using the items available in their Maker Space, we created units with narratives, teacher guides, multi-level stations. 

 

Students explore the lunar surface, deep sea creatures, U.N. Sustainability Goals and much more! 

We create enrichment programs and then support teachers around the globe to deliver them.

All events are available to host in-person or virtual 

When you host a program, we'll create marketing materials and manage your registration portal.

All programs included training and customer service

 
 
 
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Bring evening, weekend, and holiday programs to your community. Great for fund raisers!

Cardboard Challenge

Next level cardboard builds that combine the power of play with creative problem solving and applied innovation.

Tomball, Texas selected the virtual Cardboard Challenge. Students had access to asynchronous learning modules and a secure, online community to share their projects. The event culminated in a live, interactive Saturday morning event. 

"Thank you for this opportunity! I had so much fun"

-Isaac (student)

Back to Space

A wide selection of hands-on STEAM stations ranging from K-8th grade--focusing on human exploration and application of future technologies. 

Microsoft commissioned a day program with a focus on space. Our program designers selected VR goggles and our robot, Numi, for two of the four stations. Students visited other planets while programming a bot for EVA. 

"They loved all of them due to the creative opportunities, out of the box thinking, discovery, and hands on experiences."

-Phyllis (parent)

Spring Brain Break

So. Much. Fun! A brain-boosting event that reignites passion and problem-solving through the power of autonomous and scoped play.

Hexa Coworking in Richardson hosted a Spring Brain Break in their conference room.

Employees were able to work while their kiddos spent the day exploring three unique zones of problem-solving with whole-group challenges. Life-sized hungry, hungry hippos, anyone?

"She chose to do the second day of your program instead of Six Flags.

Seriously. Not kidding." 

-parent 

Contact Us

STEAM Extravaganza

Built for large group events, the STEAM Extravaganza utilizes multiple hands-on stations centered around a common theme.

Queen City ISD selected "Steam Extravaganza" for their Middle School science field day. 

Students planned, budgeted, built and showcased their projects which integrated every component of STEAM.

"This is what school should be like. Will you come back next year?"

-Rebecca (student)

New Year New Gear

A fully immersive STEAM Event where students explore, create, and test new technologies.

  

Socorro ISD selected "New Year New Gear" as their GT event. The videos and multi-leveled projects were delivered asynchronously and required no supplies. The two-week event culminated in a live, interactive presentation.   

"That was so much fun!!!"

"That was cool and funny"

"The person who created that is a real genius."

-anonymous student posts

Turkeys Can Fly,

Santa Runs on STEAM,

iCan Film Festival

and more!

Learn how simple it is to bring a program to your community!

Bring the power of narrative-based STEAM enrichment to your community. Open-ended projects and the power to choose own courses!

CP GIF.gif

It's easy to bring Camp Pursuit to your community. 

We handle everything from registration to curriculum, customer service, and supplies.

You have a vision for engaging students. We'll help bring it to life. 

Great for designing field trips, STEM/STEAM Labs & corporate initiatives. 

Field Trips

Urban Air already had the coolest attractions, but they wanted to incorporate real, solid educational content into their field trips.

NuMinds not only wrote curriculum for every grade band, K-12th, aligning the learning to state and national standards, but we also mapped out operational logistics and created turnkey training videos so every Urban Air in the world could empower their staff to deliver real, inspired learning.  

   

Urban Air already had the coolest attractions, but they wanted to incorporate real, solid education content into their field trips. 

NuMinds not only wrote curriculum for every grade band, K-12, aligned to state and national standards, but we also worked with the UA team to map our operational logistics and turnkey training videos so every Urban Air in the world could empower their staff to deliver real inspired learning.

Corporate Initiatives

The corporate philanthropic team of a large organization had a recurring initiative to promote STEM education to girls. They had the location, iFly Indoor Skydiving of Frisco. They had connections to the Dallas Cowboys, and they had the recipients, 500 Girl Scouts from the North Texas area.

 

What they did NOT have was a program.

NuMinds worked directly with iFly to manage schedules, training guides, learning stations, and communication.

STEM/STEAM Labs

East Fort Worth Montessori Academy launched its Maker Space using custom STEAM curriculum written by NuMinds. 

Using the items available in their Maker Space, we created units with narratives, teacher guides, multi-level stations. 

 

Students explore the lunar surface, deep sea creatures, U.N. Sustainability Goals and much more! 

Passion Projects

Pilot and author, David Visser, loves flying and the science behind the magic.

To share his love and inspire the next generation, he wrote a children's book."There's Magic in the Air" covers everything from Bernoulli's Principle to the FAA with diagrams, coloring pages, kid-friendly explanations, and even inspirational quotes. 

 

David contracted NuMinds to create lesson plans, activities, and videos so teachers could utilize the content.  

What's Your Idea?

We LOVE creating real inspired learning!

Using our patented approach to curriculum, we partner with you to build activities and full curriculum kits that actually get kids excited!

Here are some of the topics we've been commissioned to create:

Sustainable Development Goals, Recycling Plastics, Financial Literacy, Mindfulness, Educational Escape Rooms, 1st Responders, Cows, Trampolines. 

We create enrichment programs and then support teachers around the globe to deliver them.

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Empowering teachers to deliver real, inspired learning through interactive workshops and online micro-credentialing.

Workshops

Delivered in-person or virtually, every interactive workshop focuses on the core vision that learning is fueled by student passion, driven by curiosity, and mastered through a personalized approach.

Popular workshops

"Our team has come a long way this year and what you provided has improved our teaching. Many of my teachers mentioned things they implemented that they learned from you.

Thank you Ben and Justin. You are both amazing!"

 

Michael Simpson,

Head of Lower School, Greenhill School

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Full catalog available upon request

New for 2021!

Self-paced, two-hour CPE mini courses on relevant classroom topics. Choose your favorite certificate or follow a pathway to earn 6-hour NuMinds credentials. 

Choose your favorite, 2-hour CPE certificate, or follow the pathway to earn the NuMinds Inspirator credential. 

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6-Hour CPE

Inspirator Credential

Choose your favorite, 2-hour CPE certificate, or follow the pathway to earn the Learning Management credential. 

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6-Hour CPE

Learning Management

Credential

 

OUR COMMUNITY

we have been fortunate to partner with the following organizations to bring real inspired learning across the globe

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Once a month we write and share a free lesson plan based on your requests.

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Janet Shaefer, PMP
Janet Shaefer, PMP

Director of Partnerships

Adam Nees
Adam Nees

Lead Inspirator, MDV Creator

Kaylee Nees
Kaylee Nees

Inspirator (veteran)

Ben Koch, M.Ed.
Ben Koch, M.Ed.

CEO, Co-Founder

NuMinds Enrichment was founded in 2013 by Ben Koch and Justin Vawter with the purpose of awakening education through real inspired learning.

Zeina Shalak
Zeina Shalak

Country Director, Lebanon

Dorian Dayton
Dorian Dayton

Program Specialist

Catalina Piñón Cerezo
Catalina Piñón Cerezo

Inspirator (veteran), Spanish Programming

Tarek Hamdan
Tarek Hamdan

Country Director, Argentina

We create engaging, mixed-age programs and empower teachers around the world to transform their students through innovative practices, divergent thought, critical thinking, and a growth mindset. 

Kristen Roemer
Kristen Roemer

Project Manager

Doug Thomson
Doug Thomson

Special Projects

Shaena Whitney
Shaena Whitney

Logistics & Support Manager

Justin Vawter, M.Ed.
Justin Vawter, M.Ed.

CCO, Co-Founder

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