43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Jeff Winokur is a nationally recognized expert in designing and delivering science professional development, and has taught pre-service and in-service courses in the teaching of science to children. He has consulted to early childhood programs and elementary schools throughout New England, providing professional development for teachers on appropriate science teaching and programming for children from Pre-K through Grade 5.
Currently, Winokur works on EDC's Literacy and Academic Success for English Learners through Science (LASErS) program, designing and facilitating professional development that integrates science and literacy for PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, he is the elementary science advisor to EDC’s Computer Science STEM Integration and Collaboration Project (CS-STEM-IC).
Winokur is also an Early Childhood and Elementary Science Educator at Wheelock College, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the teaching of science to children ages 3–12. (Read a blog post by Winokur about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and elementary science education.)
Recently, Winokur worked on EDC's Cultivating Young Scientists initiative, a three-year, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)–funded project that developed two science professional development programs for early childhood teachers in Connecticut. He also worked on the Connecting Science and Literacy Program, which led to the publications The Essentials of Science and Literacy and Science and Literacy: A Natural Fit.
Previously at EDC, Winokur was a member of the Center for Urban Science Education Reform (CUSER). He was a technical assistance team member for Fall River and Springfield, Massachusetts, and a staff trainer for the Worcester North Quadrant Initiative. Additionally, he was a member of the elementary team for the EDC K–12 Science Curriculum Dissemination Center, as well as one of the developers of The Young Scientist Series, an EDC project that developed early childhood science curriculum and training materials.
Winokur received a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MEd from Antioch University.