Instructor of Elementary Education
Office: ACW 206
B.S. 1973, University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. 1977, Antioch University
Jeff Winokur is an early childhood and elementary science specialist. At Wheelock, he works with schools and districts to develop their capacity to improve the teaching of science to children. This has included serving as consultant to many schools in the Boston Public Schools as well as to Boston's science department.
As an instructor in education at Wheelock, he teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in teaching science to children. Winokur's work in science education includes having been a co-author of The Essentials of Science and Literacy (2009), and Science and Literacy: A Natural Fit (2009), and co-host of the video professional development series for educators, Looking at Learning... Again (1997) produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Winokur was a collaborating author on The Young Scientist Series, a series of early childhood science teacher guides and training materials, published by Redleaf Press. He is co-author of articles that have appeared in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) journal Science and Children (Connecting Science and Literacy Through Talk, November, 2009; The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures, January, 2004, and Capitalizing on Literacy Strategies, February, 2004), as well as chapters in two books published by NSTA Press: Learning Science and the Science of Learning (2002) and Linking Science & Literacy in the K-8 Classroom (2006).
"Talk: Essential in science teaching and learning," keynote address at the annual conference of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, 2010.
"Discussion and writing in the inquiry-based elementary science classroom," a Professional Development Institute with Karen Worth and Martha Heller-Winokur, National Science teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conferences: 2011, San Francisco, CA; 2010, Philadelphia, PA; 2009, New Orleans, LA; 2008, Boston, MA; 2007, St. Louis, MO; 2006, Anaheim, CA; 2005, Dallas, TX; 2004, Atlanta, GA.
"The young scientist: Engaging 3-5 year olds in science inquiry," a short course with Karen Worth, NSTA Annual Conference: 2010, Philadelphia, PA; 2009, New Orleans, LA.
"Connecting literacy and science: Using discussion and notebooks in deepening students' reasoning," a presentation with Martha Heller-Winokur, International Reading Association Regional Conference, February, 2010, Portland, OR.
"Children and science: A natural fit," with Karen Worth, Maryland School Readiness Symposium, Annapolis, MD; September, 2008.