Westbury STEM Partnership

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

The Long Island Children's Museum, in partnership with the Westbury School District, will expand its Westbury STEM Partnership program to provide additional professional development and ongoing support for teachers, and experiential STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities for both first- and second-grade students in their classrooms and at the museum. The program will support inquiry-based, hands-on STEM learning in a high-need school district neighboring the museum, provide professional development to teachers, bring students to the museum to experience exhibits and programs, and make the museum's education staff available to educators for mentoring and content support as they integrate new teaching strategies into their classrooms. The project will promote improved STEM teaching and student learning by supporting teachers in integrating inquiry-based teaching strategies, enriching experiential learning for students both in and out of the classroom, and strengthening local school and community partnerships.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Aimee Terzulli, Principal Investigator, Long Island Children's Museum


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0258-14
Funding Amount: $150,000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs