Mark Onuscheck is director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He is a former English teacher and director of communication arts.
Mark Onuscheck is director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He is a former English teacher and director of communication arts. In his current role, Mark works with academic divisions around professional learning, articulation, curricular and instructional revision, evaluation, assessment, social emotional learning, technologies, and implementation of the Common Core. He is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University.
Mark was awarded the Quality Matters Star Rating for his work in online teaching. He helps to build curriculum and instructional practices for TimeLine Theatre’s arts integration program for Chicago Public Schools. Additionally, he is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and Learning Forward.
Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in English and cultural studies from Allegheny College and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Presentations by Mark Onuscheck
- Making the Instructional Shift to Common Formative Assessment: The Why, the How, and the What Behind Developing Proficiency
- Implementing Change Through the Creative Process: Leading Teams Through Preparation, Incubation, Insight, Evaluation, and Elaboration
- Student Engagement and Lesson Study: Creating a Highly Interactive Learning Environment
- Literacy and the Common Core: Why and How Everyone Must Teach Literacy
- Integrating Individuals With Disabilities: The Value of Coteaching Relationships in the Mainstream Classroom
“The sessions with Solution Tree for the PLC evaluation of each school, the debriefs, and the written reports were by far the most productive and meaningful evaluations we have experienced as a team. We are really hoping to work with Mark and Tony moving forward. The 45 minutes I spent with them not only solidified my own thoughts moving forward, it was an opportunity to meet two meaningful partners. I really want to continue this work with them in the next steps of building our PLCs within YUHSD 70. Thank you to Solution Tree for this professional opportunity.”