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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What type of enrichment do we offer? Ol' P.G. Penguin can answer that. Just tell him what kind of answer you're looking for.

Easy Answer


We write multi-age courses for kids, ranging from 5 to 15. The courses are not easy, but they are really fun and designed to adapt to the learning environment, which provides engaging enrichment to students around the world. Plus, every course integrates elements of STEAM, promoting the 21st century skills of Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.




Technical Answer


Using our patented Bamboo Curriculum model, content is aligned to state and national standards in NSES, STEM Dimensions, and CCSS (individual state alignment completed on demand). Mastery is measured through a standards-based grading (SBG) approach supported by holistic rubrics. SBG is conducive for the wide variety of tasks each program includes, which we create with the support of content experts and then reverse engineer to provide scaffolded 5/7E instruction. This explicit scaffolding supports mixed-age (multi-grade) delivery as well as student engagement through our narrative-based elicit stage. Our focus on the aesthetic and human experience explains our preference for STEAM learning as well as the narrative allowing for flexible interest differentiation. If these paragraphs made any sense to you, and you're interested in supporting curriculum development as a content expert, curriculum writer, or story teller, we'd love to hear from you!




Weird Answer


Alien-invasion design challenges, neuroscience brain training camp with Sergent Smarts, time-traveling detectives and quantum security systems within the Ministry of Possibilities, squishy surgery, Santa IoT monitoring, Greek Gods decorating their thrones, electromagnetic pocket monsters, anatomy of a joke, probability carnivals, stop motion movie making, Professor Nelson the Godzilla Chairman of the Board with a degree in urban development, Kepler transport and habitation, mummies, EDM, Fibonacci, a sentient Roomba riding a dolphin towards manifest destiny, and The SuperCow of hoof and poo coming to save the world from udder destruction. If that paragraph made you smile, let us know how we can help bring this type of learning to your community.





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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

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. 

6-Hour CPE

Inspirator Credential

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

6-Hour CPE

Learning Management

Credential

 

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

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. 

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