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Meet the Ambassador – Paul Shircliff

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 Paul Shircliff, STEM/MakerSpace Teacher in Maple Heights, OH.

 

How did you first become exposed to robotics or STEM?

I started with Arduino and Raspberry Pi many years ago.

What is your favorite thing about teaching robotics or STEM?

Everything in the world is STEM…and more and more things are becoming robotic.

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

More and more mainstream with more user control and adaptation.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

I liked helping students see possibilities in the world.

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

Obviously there is more technology available, for good and bad.

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

A kid that says “now it makes sense”

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

It is a passion and a lifestyle, not just something you do or a job you have.

Find Paul on Twitter.

 

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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