Creative Minds Summer Workshops

"STEAM" Think outside the box - Starting July 11th, 2016


STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

Knowledge of STEM subjects isn't just essential for physicists or computer engineers. Fashion designers, zookeepers, and deep-sea divers also use it every day. The workshop will engage students in critical thinking and problem solving experiences that contribute to a child’s ability to retain content in the Standards of Learning.

Cost - $100 for 6-week session (1hr every week) - Starts July 11, 2016 |

Children's Engineering

This hands-on interactive workshop is designed for children to learn to use design, engineering and technology instructional resources to enhance their attainment of the Virginia Standards of Learning in science, mathematics, social studies/history and language arts. The course will engage participants in critical thinking and problem solving experiences that contribute to a child’s ability to retain content in the Standards of Learning. Students will discover how easy it is to integrate Engineering into the existing curriculum as a strategy for increasing children’s academic success.

4 Workshops to chose from

STEM Junior - Every Monday @ 6:00 PM starting July 11th, 2016 (Ages 5 - 7)

STEM (Science\Technology\Engineering\Math) is integrated into preschool, elementary, junior core courses and programs. Our elementary science curriculum is hands-on and inquiry-based, STEM engages students by asking them to explore answers to open-ended questions. This allows students to construct an understanding of science concepts by completing investigations and answering questions about the real world. They then use their understanding of science concepts to solve engineering design challenges.

STEM Senior - Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM starting July 13th, 2016 (Ages 7 and up)

STEM education is not just about science, technology, engineering and math; it is about critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help our students to be successful in many fields in the future. Our curriculum will make interdisciplinary connections to language arts, social studies and the arts, giving our students a broad educational experience that will prepare them well to become global citizens.Successful, hands-on experiences exploring science and engineering can have a major influence on motivation and confidence in learning. Children who study STEM also develop a variety of skills that are essential for success: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

STEAM ART - Every Thursday @ 6:00 PM starting July 14th, 2016 (All Ages)

  • Arts education is a key to Creativity and spurs Innovation

Art education teaches the flexible thinking and risk taking that are needed in today’s complex and dynamic world. STEAM education promises to increase student engagement and unlock creative thinking and innovation. Integrating Art + Design into STEM education promotes critical thinking, a key 21st century skill.


Slokas | Bala Vihar ( a forum through which children learn about many aspects of Hindu culture and philosophy).

Sloka with a STEAM Art twist. It always makes more senses in understanding when there is a visual that goes with anything. In this class we not only will be teaching the meaning of the sloka / but why it is said and who said it along with a story and a hands on creative Art to complete the entire picture.

- Every Tuesdays @6:30 PM Starting July 12th, 2016 ( All Ages)

6 Week Class ( Once every week) - $100 for entire workshop. All Materials will be provided. Limited availability.

A bit about ME

I come from a family of educators where the ability for critical thinking has always be of foremost importance from childhood. As far as my memory stretches and as part of my growing up years I have always been in toastmasters which has given me the chance to “think outside the box”. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a creative background with a Masters in Design. For the past four years I have also been working with various age groups as a coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams and Science Olympiad.

You can connect to my FB page for KidCreativeMind and see all the various student portfolio's.