The Westbury STEM Partnership is a school-museum teaching model which expands the District's science, engineering, technology and math program beyond the confines of the classroom and utilizes the Museum as a resource to students, teachers and families. Through the program, LICM becomes an extension of the classroom. By enhancing classroom learning, students gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum. The program serves every first, second and third grade student, as well as all special education students in grades K-12, in the Westbury district.
Inspiring Students: An Educator’s Viewpoint
The Westbury STEM Partnership introduces the concept of inquiry-based learning - where students develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Strategies employed in the program provide students with sustained and repeated access to interactive, creative learning experiences while helping educators meet state-mandated learning standards. Students and teachers are engaged in LICM's learning environment for multiple-visit programs that are unique and designed to enable discovery, ignite curiosity and celebrate success.
“Many of my students expressed how these were the best days ever!" - Westbury STEM teacher
This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the generous support of:
- Lead funder since 2013
- Richmond County Savings Foundation
- The Gertrude and Louis Feil Family Foundation
- Resorts World Gives
- John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation
- J-POWER USA
- Frederick R. Coudert Foundation
- New York Community Bank Foundation
- Investors Foundation
- PSEG Foundation
Underwriters: Adelphi University, Nassau Live Center LLC, Squad Security, Stasi Brothers Asphalt Corp., Valley National Bank
Add your support of this community program by contacting the development office at email@example.com or (516) 224-5813.