MINDDRIVE’s educational objective is to give students the tools to think creatively, to see the potential
for a successful future and to instill a greater desire for learning.
The classes offered at MINDDRIVE include students from the public school districts of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS, Shawnee Mission, KS, Raytown, MO, Charter Schools, including University Academy, Alta Vista High School, DeLaSalle Education Center, and Private Schools including Cristo Rey Kanas City.
Our core program takes place on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
Our evening classes take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Evening classes include: Welding (click here for description), CAD – Autodesk’s Inventor (click here for description), Video Editing (click here for description), Solar Lighting Design (click here for description), Skills With Money (click here for description), and ACT Test Prep (click here for description).
Our class called Automotive Design Studio applies creative thinking to design projects connecting to the real world of business. Core educational concepts of math, science, innovation and technology will be woven throughout the work of the class. The students work shoulder to shoulder with engineers and crafts persons to engineer, design and fabricate these leading edge vehicles. the projects have started with the restoration of a vehicle from the ground up, then a conversion to an electric propulsion system.
The students learn mechanical skills and environmentally oriented new technology. In the past, the students’ projects have been displayed at the Indy 500, Picar in California, Stanford University, at the United States Capitol in D.C., and the Bridgestone Technical Center in Akron, OH.
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Our Contemporary Communications class will focus on the tools of marketing as if the Automotive Design Class were a commercial client. We will work with students on how to tell a story through the written word, photography, video production and social media. The students will learn presentation styles and give several “live” presentations throughout the summer at public events and in the classroom.
This is a storytelling class using all the tools available to us, in the way they were intended. Students will master the art of communication through all avenues. This is a class for students interested in honing their skills in writing, speaking and artistic expression. Mastery of these skills will carry through to any career direction or future endeavor.
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