Mr. Matthew Wincek

Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology

mwincek@wyalusingrams.com

570-746-1600 ext 3010

 

Matthew graduated high school in 1997 from Coughlin High School in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and continued his education career at Virginia Tech where he earned his Bachelor degree of Science in Education for Health and Physical Education. Shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech, he began teaching at PA Child Care in Pittston Township as a Health and Physical Education teacher. A teaching opportunity then opened up in 2006 in the Wyoming Valley West School District where he began teaching Health and Physical Education at Wyoming Valley West High School. Along with his teaching responsibilities in Wyoming Valley West School District, Wincek helped develop curriculum, coached football and basketball. In addition to his employment responsibility, Wincek also earned a Master Degree of Science in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013 from Bloomsburg University. In 2019 Wincek was hired as the Assisant Principal at WVHS and was elevated to Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology in July of 2022.  He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and four children.

PA Academic Standards

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Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Planning is a web-based framework for thoughtful data-driven and research-based district and school planning. Comprehensive Planning facilitates communication and collaboration, promotes shared practices and resources, and ensures that every stakeholder is working toward common goals. Additionally, Comprehensive Planning assists local education agencies (school districts, charter schools, area vocational technical schools/career and technical centers, and intermediate units) to create and manage a continuous, comprehensive plan to submit to the Department in order to maintain compliance with state and federal mandate.

Wyalusing Area School District Comprehensive Plans:

District Comprehensive Plan 2021-2024

 

 

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Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Board Committee

Members

Richard Robinson

Paul DeNault

Kelly Cole-White

Tiffani Warner (Chair)

 

Meeting dates

See School Calendar

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Supplemental Curriculum Resources

English Language Arts Curriculum K-8

Journeys Path to Balanced Literacy (2016/17--2024/25)

          95% Group

               Phonics Lesson Library

               Phonics Chip Kits

               Booster Bundle: Tune Up Grades 1-3  

          Heggerty

                Kindergarten 

                Primary

                

Math Curriculum K-8

enVision Math 2.0 by SAVVAS Learning (2021/22--2029/30)

SuccessMaker Math

              Reflex Math

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English Language Development Program

English Language Development ELD is a required component of all language instruction educational programs. ELD takes place daily for ELs and is delivered by both ESL teachers and non-ESL teachers.

English language development instruction, otherwise known as English as a second language, delivered by a licensed ESL teacher is its own content area. ELD in this context is driven by language, but it draws from general education content as a vehicle for instruction in order to contextualize language learning. It must be codified in a dedicated and planned curriculum specifically designed to develop the English language proficiency of ELs so that they are able to use English in social and academic settings and access challenging academic standards. ELD instruction provides systematic, explicit, and sustained language instruction designed to prepare students for the general academic program by focusing, in meaningful and contextualized circumstances, on the academic language structures that underpin social and academic constructs. It can be taught as a stand-alone class or course but may also be embedded within other courses with the direct support of an ESL program specialist as appropriate based on the program design and needs of the students.

Our district's English Language Development Program

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Flexible Instruction Day / Remote Learning Day Information

Re: Remote Learning Details

At rare times throughout the school year the district may be forced to close the school campus due to weather conditions or other emergency situations.  If a school campus closure occurs on a scheduled student day, all students will pivot to remote learning.  The remote learning opportunity provides an improved continuity of education that keeps students engaged in learning when an emergency occurs that necessitates a school campus closure. 

Below is brief overview of details on how this situation affects the various grade levels of students. 

Elementary Students: Kindergarten

·         Kindergarten students have been provided “Emergency Classwork Packets” to be kept at home.

·         These packets are only to be opened during a remote learning day.

·         The course materials will provide a level of continuity for students to stay engaged in learning.

·         Kindergarten teachers will communicate through Class DoJo with packet instructions and additional details for that specific day.

·         Teachers will be available through email and Class Dojo.

Elementary Students: Grades 1-6

·         Students who do not have access to a computer or device at home have been provided a Chromebook device (on October 12th) to be kept at home for this school year.  This device should be used for homework, research, and other learning opportunities including during remote learning days.

·         Students will access and complete their classwork via Google Classroom. 

·         Students and Teachers will follow the traditional school daytime schedule and teachers will be available (as able) to engage with students through email and live Google Meet sessions.

·         In some instances, students have been provided “Emergency Classwork Packets” to be kept at home as another means of classwork in case they are unable to access Google Classroom. 

 

High School Students: Grades 7-12

·         Students should be taking their Chromebook home each day.

·         Students will access their classwork via Google Classroom. 

·         Students and Teachers will follow the traditional school day bell schedule and teachers will be available (as able) to engage with students through email and live Google Meet sessions.

·         Students must complete Google Classroom work and certify their daily attendance by responding to a survey sent via email.