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Patti Duncan

Author: Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology consultant and contract trainer. After working for ten years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education in 1997. She has taught middle school and high school science for twelve years, most recently for the Wallenpaupack Area School District in Hawley PA. During that time she has continuously strived to keep her classroom innovative and engaging. She has spent the past ten years presenting workshops and institutes for fellow educators on a variety of subjects. She has presented on the local, state, and national level at conferences such as New Jersey Science Teachers Association, New Jersey Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association, Chem-Ed, BCCE, and PETE &C. She has also presented workshops for both Wilkes University and Rutgers University. Sharing what she knows about science and technology education has become a passion, as well as a career. She is currently a contract trainer for Discovery Education. Her professional wiki can be found at, and her blog is

Patti is a STAR Discovery Educator, a member of the PA Leadership Council, and has presented at Pennsylvania's live virtual conference events.


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Link Parikh, STEMgeo says:
20-Jan-12 07:33 AM

Patti and friends, Happy to respond to those looking for STEM resources. I was surprised and delighted to hear Patti's approach for an "integrated" STEM curriculum. In the past, it has been difficult for teachers to present each of the STEM disciplines in a seamless fashion. While there have been advanced in science and math education, engineering is not a concept familiar to teachers. Further, without understanding and passion from the teacher, the student will not be "ignited" into a passion for engineering. I have developed STEMgeo to take on this challenge working with a team of Education Psychology, technologists, and innovative engineers working with a top university in STEM. If interested, please see our informative website for teachers and administrators at and send me your thoughts at I hope this helps.

susan boyer says:
08-Jan-12 10:35 PM

Patti, Hola! I was just thinking about you and wondered how to get ahold of you...viola internet via Discovery, Amazing. If you are in the southwest give a shout so we can get together. I hope all is well. Keep up the fantastic job engaging all learners with technology in science:) S. Boyer

Dianna Simons says:
08-Sep-11 12:04 PM

Hi- I am a online high school teacher and would love to know how to get a STEM program started in the virtual world. Maybe it is not possible but I would love insight. Thanks for any help.

Patti Duncan says:
01-Apr-11 11:05 AM

Valerie, Thanks for including your email. I will send you a note for some more information. Patti

Valerie Byrnes says:
31-Mar-11 01:58 PM

Patti, I am applying for at MSP grant in Nevada and was wondering if you have any resources on a "needs assessment" that I could use in my application? Val

michael holst says:
22-Oct-10 04:45 PM

Hi Patti, I am working towards STEM education influence in Washington State. I would like to share and network with your experiences to assist our teachers. Please send me an email to contact you. Thank you. Michael Holst Washington Science Teachers' Association Region 7 Representative NASA Project Endeavor STEM Fellow cohort 2

Nancy Jones says:
06-May-10 10:51 AM

When will we find out if we have been selected to the Siemens STEM Academy Institute?

Karen Merritt says:
07-Apr-10 10:08 AM

Hey Patti! Was excited to see your face. I said....."I know her!" I think, if I'm not mistaken that we spent a week in DC together?? I decided to do the STAR Discovery Educator program. Looks like a great experience. Karen Merritt

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