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Meet the Ambassador – Alethea “E.C.” Setser

The UBTECH Education Teacher Ambassador Program is comprised of passionate and community-driven educators committed to helping shape the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow. Ambassadors share our vision of creating a generation of kids who are excited and curious about STEM topics, knowledgeable working with robotics, coding, and artificial intelligence, and are prepared to enter a […]

The UBTECH Education Teacher Ambassador Program is comprised of passionate and community-driven educators committed to helping shape the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow. Ambassadors share our vision of creating a generation of kids who are excited and curious about STEM topics, knowledgeable working with robotics, coding, and artificial intelligence, and are prepared to enter a workforce increasingly in need of 21st-century skills.

Get to know our ambassadors in the coming weeks as we share their stories of what inspired them to get involved in teaching robotics and STEM.

This week’s profile features Alethea Setser, also known as E.C., Gifted & Talented Teacher at Charles Pinckney Elementary (Mount Pleasant, SC). 

 

How did you first become exposed to robotics or STEM?

Coaching FLL (FIRST Lego League) team for my son

What is your favorite thing about teaching robotics or STEM?

The excitement & thrill in the kids’ eyes when they are working!

How do you see robotics and STEM evolving over the next 5, 10, and 20 years?

It will become more & more a part of our everyday lives – like the cell phone has become.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

My 5th grade teacher, Mr. Walker, who was the most creative teacher I ever had! We raced boats in his classroom in a giant pool he built! I’d never seen anything like it at school!

What do you think has changed the most about teaching since you first started compared to where you are in your teaching career now?

Now, others allow me to be loud. In 1992, I was told I was too loud & kids needed to sit to learn. I didn’t listen, and we still move, learn new things as often as we can, and are even louder than ever!

What has been the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a result of teaching?

Teaching special education students robotics & 3D printing during my planning times and then watching those kids turn around & teach “regular” students! It’s awesome!

What advice would you give to those interested in pursuing teaching?

Be loud! Get messy! Don’t be afraid to fail! Try something new every day.

Find Alethea on LinkedIn

 

To learn more about our Teacher Ambassador Program, visit the TAP page. Ambassadors work closely with the UBTECH Education team to test and develop curriculum activities using our UKITs. If you’re interested in bringing UKITs to your class or district, we’d love to chat.

 

 

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