George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mark Wise

Supervisor for Curriculum and Instruction

Mark Wise serves as the K–12 supervisor for curriculum and instruction for West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. Mark is committed to preparing students for success in the 21st century by designing and implementing curriculum that forges interdisciplinary connections, embeds global competencies, and requires students to utilize technology in a meaningful way in order to solve real-world problems and address authentic audiences, as exemplified by his design of the Global Challenge. His work led to his being recognized as the 2010 Visionary Supervisor/Director of the Year for New Jersey and to receiving CTAUN’s Best Practices Award in 2007 and 2010.


  • Teaching Strategies

    Ramping Up Student Performance

    Techniques for introducing new material and feedback to students throughout a lesson—a way to spark deeper insights and learning.
  • Critical Thinking

    Increasing the Value of Graphic Organizers

    The visual guides work best when learning goals drive the design and students are engaged in their creation.
  • New Teachers

    Setting Priorities as a New Teacher

    Conveying passion and authority while also seeking feedback from peers and students is no small task.
  • Communication Skills

    Improving Student-Led Discussions

    A look at some common problems teachers find when implementing student-led discussions—and potential solutions.

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