Virginia Tech teams up with North Cross for unique project on perspective

>March 21, 2016

Virginia Tech teams up with North Cross for unique project on perspective

By Jenna Zibton - Anchor Posted: 4:00 AM, March 21, 2016 Updated: 4:00 AM, March 21, 2016 Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved

Virginia Tech teams up with North Cross for unique project on perspective

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) -  Virginia Tech is teaming up with North Cross School to give students real life lessons that will be used for years to come. It is a Science, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) project. The SEAD experience emphasizes the importance of incorporating arts, creativity and design into STEM curriculum and programs.

In one exercise, students draw simple things and ideas helping them understand perspective.

"Apples, worms, conversation, YouTube," said Djimon Speller, a kindergartner.

Speller then works side by side with older grades sorting those same drawings. Each decided to sort differently based on color, size or type.

"I've learned about their experiences and how they think of things different from how I think of things," said Sofia Plaski, a North Cross School 5th grade student.

A simple exercise to develop important skills that Virginia Tech research assistant professor Liesl Baum says will be used everyday and businesses really want.

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