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The creator and administrator of Mindz Brainplay - a first for Australia and the first to take neuro-science to the street, the pub or your lounge-room.

North Coast and Hinterland School Tour: Dec. 4-8

Mindz Brainplay will spend five days on the North Coast and Hinterland visiting schools and specialist groups between December 4-8, 2017.

Depending on booking times we can visit up to 8 schools covering STEM/Science stages 3 – 6. Sessions range from a single session of between 60 – 75 minutes for $290, a half day (2 x sessions) for $450 or a full day (4-5 sessions) for $750.

There has been strong interest from North Coast schools via our Facebook page so we expect our week to be fairly full. Because this is a regional tour, there is no extra ‘regional visit’ fee and all of our prices are the same as indicated HERE.

For more information or to ask about available dates, complete the form below and we will respond within 24 hours. It’s only an inquiry form and doesn’t constitute a formal booking. Please check your spam/junk box for our reply as some school email servers are interpreting the spelling of ‘Mindz’ as overseas spam.

 

Pub Neuroscience Teachers’ Arvo: Sutherland Shire October 8

Sutherland Shire PUB NEUROSCIENCE TEACHERS’ NIGHT: Free for teachers and their families. Sunday October 8th at  The Gymea Hotel Bistro, 41 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea between 4.00-8.30pm

Primary / secondary teachers and their families welcome! Get your head read for free!

Both 16 and single sensor EEGs will be yours to try and we’ll explain how they work in the classroom or in one of our incursions.

If you just want a quick try at a single sensor EEG or have a look at what happens there’s no need to book. If you want to have the full 16 sensor EEG experience, it’s best to book with us via EMAIL (give your name and how many people and we’ll confirm it with you). It’s all free.

See how it relates to the STEM curriculum, Investigating Science and other science curriculum points for both primary and secondary stages. 

16 sensor experiences available (updated daily)
4.00: Available      4.15: Available     4.30: Available     4.45:Available       5.00: Available     5.15: Available
5.30: Available      5.45: Available     6.00: Available
6.15: Available      6.30: Available     6.45: Available
7.00: Available     7.15: Available      7.30: Available
7.45: Available     8.00: Available      8.15: Available
8.30: Available

 

 

 

NESA Accredited ‘EEG in the Classroom’ course starts term 4

MINDZ has recently been accredited as a NESA Endorsed provider for training in ‘Using an Electroencephalograph (EEG) headset in Science / STEM class activities’. We are the ONLY entity in Australia with government endorsement to run these courses for teachers.

This means teachers get 2.5 hours PD credit when they attend one of our courses beginning in Term 4, 2017.

Teachers from any state can attend our courses yet please check with your state Education Authority to ensure you get your PD hours. QLD and VIC teachers are most certainly credited.

Our workshops will cover standard descriptors 6.2.2, 4.5.2 and 3.4.2 (NSW Descriptors) and equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to safely use a range of EEGs and interpret the results.

The cost will be:

  • $95 + gst if you bring your own EEG or use one of ours
  • $210 + gst which includes a NeuroSky Mindwave EEG

DATES CURRENTLY BEING CONFIRMED. Check our teachers’ newsletter for details or this page for updates.

 

We’re at the Surry Hills Festival – Come and say hi!

Get your brain projected at the Surry Hills Festival!

We will be at the Surry Hills Festival starting on September 23, 2017 to project brain images and give the complete MINDZ experience. The venue is 8 Marlborough St, Surry Hills and the times are:

Saturday 23rd September: 4pm – 8pm
Thursday 28th September: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 30th September: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 7th October: 5pm – 8pm

Come and say hi!

 

 

List of Sydney School incursion dates still available – term 4

90 minute to full day incursions for stages 3, 4 & 5 STEM/Science.
$290 for 1 x 60-75 min session
$450 for half day (2 x sessions)
$750 for the full day (
up to 5 sessions)
Small groups, classes, years or whole school audiences

  • Week 1: Oct 9, 11 or 12
  • Week 2: Oct 16, 18 or 20
  • Week 3: Oct 23, 24 or 27
  • Week 4: Nov. 1, 2 or 3
  • Week 5: Nov. 6, 9 or 10
  • Week 6: Nov 13, 15, 16 or 17
  • Week 7: Nov. 20 only
  • Week 8: Nov 27 or 30
  • Week 9: Dec 4-8: Some days possible depending on Nth Coast tour.
  • Week 10: Dec 11-15: All days still available
    Click HERE to go to our enquiry /pre-booking form

For Stage 3 click HERE
For Stages 4 and 5 click HERE
For session outlines according to stage click HERE
Four syllabus points and prices click HERE

Fun neuroscience to have the whole school talking!

Post-Incursion follow-up kits soon available

We’ve found that many teachers want follow-up activities for students after our visits. While our Socrative Quiz provides a little reinforcement, there’s nothing like an ongoing practical project where students can see how brain power can be harnessed – a project that uses all the STEM components.

From September, we’ll have kits and instructions available for teachers wanting to take their students to the next level. The kit will involve the NeuroSky Mindwave EEG headset, an Arduino, a few pieces of electrical hardware and of course simple instructions for students.

Examples of what can be made with this are:

  • A beanie that lights up according to how a person is feeling
  • A prosthetic hand that can be operated using thoughts
  • A cap that emits a sound when a person is angry or afraid
  • A drone or remote controlled car that can be driven using the mind

We’re finalising the costs but the kit with EEG should come in at less than $300 and can be used over and over again. What’s more, we will be applying to NESA to run PD courses in 2018 dedicated to the use of the KIT in STEM subjects.

Keep watching!

Queensland Franchisee needed

Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Queensland with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are especially invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. Due to the pre-financial year status, it has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. Queensland is based on 62.65% of the NSW projected figures i.e. Queensland has 62.65% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula is in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – a projected 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Queensland. This means the Queensland Franchisee can service all QLD schools and develop any extra QLD brand-relevant activities (see full overview). There are 1,723 schools in Queensland. If the franchisee visited just 6 schools a month on a ‘half-day’ basis, they would  nearly double their investment within a year.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Offer A gives two parties from Australia the chance to get in on the ground floor at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing. It also gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees.

The Offer A franchise fee for Queensland is $17,822 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one school per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits those with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Full or part-time commitment is OK.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call us to discuss the possibility.

WA Franchise Offer

Could you run your own small business? Are you an educator who can inspire? Is STEM an interest?
Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Western Australia  to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia and owners  can be full or part-time..

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply. We supply the template but you can add your own flavour and style.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It has a 40% discount to the proportional projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. Western Australia is based on 33.93% of the NSW projected figures i.e. Western Australia has 33.93% of the NSW population. The full franchisee details and pricing formula are in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – a projected 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Western Australia to service all WA schools and develop any extra WA brand-relevant activities (see full overview)  It would be impossible to visit every school yet a minimum of 20 schools per year is required.

There are 1051 schools in Western Australia. If the franchisee visited just 4 schools a month on a ‘half-day’ fee basis, they would double their investment within a year.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Firstly, it gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees. It also gives two parties from Australia the chance to get in at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing.

The Offer A franchise fee for Western Australia is $9,652 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end. All training and support is provided.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one day per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It suits a full or part-time commitment.

The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

Why is this so cheap?
This is due to the Western Australian state population proportion of 33.93%. Queensland and Victoria franchises are between $20-30k.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call us to discuss the possibility.

South Australian Franchise Offer

Could you run your own small business? Are you an educator who can inspire? Is STEM an interest
Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in South Australia with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. South Australia is based on 22.05% of the NSW projected figures i.e. South Australia has 22.05% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula is in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – a projected 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in South Australia to  service SA schools and develop any extra SA brand-relevant activities (see full overview). There are 785 schools in South Australia. If the franchisee visited just 3 schools a month on a ‘half-day’ fee basis, they would double their investment within a year. It would be impossible to visit every school yet a minimum of 20 schools per year is required.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
Firstly, it gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees. It also gives two parties from Australia the chance to get in at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing.

The Offer A franchise fee for South Australia is $6,272 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end.

Why is this so cheap?
This is due to the South Australian state population proportion of 22.05% compared to the NSW parent franchisor. Queensland and Victoria franchises are between $20-30k.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one day per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Full or part-time commitment is OK.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call Phil to discuss the possibility.

Tasmania Franchisee needed

Mindz Brainplay is seeking expressions of interest from teachers, ex-teachers or science / medical educators in Tasmania with a strong interest in science, neuroscience or STEM subjects to be ‘Offer A’ owners of the Mindz Brainplay franchise. Only two Offer A franchises are available in Australia.

You do not need to be a specialist science educator as all training in included. However, an interest in science or STEM is important. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

What is ‘Offer A’?
Offer A
is the pre-full-financial year offer. It has a 40% discount to the projected 2017-18 earnings of the NSW parent franchise. It is also calculated on your state population as a percentage of the NSW parent state. Tasmania is based on 6.7% of the NSW projected figures i.e. Tasmania has 6.7% of the NSW population. The full pricing formula and all franchise details are in the business overview.

‘Offer B’ will be based on 2017-18 full financial year figures and have a substantially higher Franchise fee – approximately 40% higher.

Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Tasmania to service Tas schools and develop any extra Tas brand-relevant activities. (see full overview). There are 283 schools in Tasmania. If the franchisee visited just 25 of these schools in a year on a ‘half-day’ fee basis, they would triple their investment within a year. It is impossible to visit every school yet it is required that you’ll visit 20 schools minimum per year.

Why are we offering this and what is the cost?
It gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of all remaining Series 1 Emotiv EEG headsets, our legals and web fees. It also gives two parties the chance to buy in at 40% discount to the anticipated Offer B pricing.

The  Offer A franchise fee for Tasmania is $1,905 + hardware costs of $1,725. Other documentation costs are approximately $2100 + any legals from your end.

Why is this so cheap?
This is due to the Tasmanian state population proportion of 6.7% compared to the NSW parent franchisor. Queensland and Victoria franchises are between $20-30k.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs the Mindz Brainplay incursion on a part time basis (one day per week). Franchises can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $160k+ or part time with an revenue of $50k +.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM based subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It suits those wanting either a full-time or part-time commitment.

Teachers with experience in the classroom but who want their own innovative, education focused business are perfect. Creativity, great presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. The Federal and State Governments’ focus on STEM motivation means Mindz Brainplay is set to become THE must-have school incursion.

I’m intrigued by this. What do I do now?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Then click HERE for the business overview. If you are interested after reading this, email or call Phil to discuss the possibility.