That was so valuable and engaging.” – Lower Greenhill School faculty member Dallas, TX – May 29th, 2018

NuMinds Enrichment PD at a Glance

  • Custom tailored programming based on your staff’s needs
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Over 4550 teachers trained by Numinds across the nation
  • Engaging, refreshing, and innovative programming
    • Incorporation of current research in educational psychology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology
    • Focus on high-impact, high-quality, and customized strategies for your school
    • Gifted and Talented (GT) identification, assessment, teaching adaptations, state GT program qualification
    • Cultivation of divergent and critical thinking in the classroom
    • Coaching staff in a growth mindset
    • Interactive sessions with activities, discussions, and problem solving
    • Practical classroom strategies and adaptations given for diverse learners
    • Innovative STEM/STEAM teaching approaches that can be used in the classroom

Who We Are

The NuMinds Enrichment philosophy is simple: make “real, inspired, learning” the basis for all educational interactions. As teaching professionals, we all appreciate the power of engaged authenticity when working with students, but why is it that we seem to throw our inspired pedagogy out the window when working with fellow adults? We believe lighting that spark of curiosity and excitement is just as important for the 30-year-teaching veteran as it is for that Kindergartner on the first day of school. Yes, it is possible!

We know that evolving state and national standards keep us constantly on our toes. In addition, a more and more dynamic North Texas student population demands intelligent, “next level” teaching to stay enriched and engaged. To meet these challenges, you need a staff who feels both invigorated and inspired while also given practical strategies to be implemented in the classroom. THAT is the mission of NuMinds professional development.

Optional Add-ons

    • Ongoing focus group sessions with interactive coaching, review, and strategy evaluations
    • GT program development and/or assessment
    • Overall curriculum review and assessment for effectiveness for your school’s culture and goals 
    • Consultancy for the the design and implementation and review of acceleration based programs 
    • On-call consulting services for teachers and parents
    • Parent workshops to help support the needs of GT kids at home, STEM/STEAM based activities that can be implemented at home for all kids
    • STEM/STEAM based after school programs or push-in
    • STEM/STEAM based after school programs or push-ins
      • Science: principles and experimentation in biology, cell biology, neuroscience, physics, chemistry, astronomy
      • Technology: coding and computer programming, robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing
      • Engineering: architectural challenges, design, rational thought
      • Art and humanities: visual art, ascetic design, storytelling and narratives, live action role play, development of critical thinking skills
      • Mathematics: innovative applications of arithmetic problems with an introduction to the foundations for trigonometry, algebra, and formal logic

How is NuMinds Different in STEAM Training?

We believe that strong, passionate, and innovative thinkers are created by being challenged in project based STEAM curriculum. All of our curriculum is written in-house by highly educated and qualified people to ensure multiple areas are integrated in project based learning rather than teaching concepts in isolation. We find that this overlap fosters mental agility, critical thinking, and appeals to basic human curiosity about the world. In essence, providing the right climate for innovation. We bring this same philosophy to our professional development programs which empowers teachers to enhance their own teaching methodologies.

“This (STEAM) initiative is about inspiring the innovators of tomorrow early with engaging resources that connect the dots between science, technology and the arts from broad-ranging cultural perspectives. From DaVinci to Madame C.J. Walker to Steve Jobs, our greatest innovators are those who are as creative as they are precise, as imaginative as they are methodical. STEAM-based learning aims to nurture every facet of innovation.” – Carol H. Rasco, President and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental

Sample of PD Courses

  • Achieve Depth & Complexity through Compacting
  • The Gifted Gamut: Understanding the 6 Gifted Profiles
  • Nature and Needs of the Gifted 101
  • Nurturing a Growth Mindset
  • Bamboo Curriculum – Developing Dynamic, Powerful Content to Meet Diverse Academic Needs in Your Classroom
  • Mindset and the Enigma of Intelligence – How Intelligence and Attitude Influence Student Success
  • Solutions to the Social/Emotional Puzzle of the Gifted
  • Divergent Thinking: Developing Future Innovators
  • Who’s Gifted? How We Measure Giftedness
  • State of Texas 30 Hour GT Training (Modules 1-5)
  • Under the Big Top: Design Your Own PD Conference

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