Steven Taylor Wichmanowski
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Steven Taylor Wichmanowski has worked for more than 10 years as a high school biology and environmental science teacher in urban schools in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his M.Ed. degree from UCLA and has since served as a mentor to student teachers in the UCLA Graduate School of Education’s Teacher Education Program. In the 2014-2015 school year, he was selected to be a Master Teacher with the NEA Master Teacher Project and designed a Common Core aligned environmental science curriculum for English Learners which he shared with a national audience through the Better Lesson online platform. He spent the 2015-2016 school year in South Korea on a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching research fellowship. In addition to being a guest lecturer at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, his research focused on how the individualized needs of diverse learners are served in an educational system with uniformly high standards. Since returning from Korea, he has worked as an Instructional Technology Facilitator with the Los Angeles Unified School District where he supports teachers and school site administrators to leverage digital resources to design a student-centered instructional program, enhance learner agency, and foster greater communication with parents and community stakeholders.