Mark Onuscheck

Mark Onuscheck

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.

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Mark Onuscheck

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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Presentation titles 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