The Traverse City-Record Eagle reports that Paul Schmitt recently provided a non-traditional start to Scott Diment’s tech-ed class at Traverse City East Junior High by demonstrating his skills at a local skatepark. Schmitt is co-founder of Element–one of the most popular skateboarding brands–and owner of California skateboard manufacturer PS Stix. An industry pioneer, Schmitt provided a moving example in math and science principles during his visit to Diment’s class. Diment and Schmitt have co-created a curriculum called “CreateAskate,” which will be launched nationwide next year. The program helps students apply math and science in both the engineering and the construction of their own skateboard. The tech-ed classes spent two weeks in April, drilling, sanding, and designing their very own skateboards…