Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas Social Studies Composite 7-12 Social Studies composite 4-8
Mr. Matthew Wright
Conference Time: 4th Block 12:25-1:55p.m. A Days
My hope is that all students leave my classroom with a better understanding of World Geography. I believe all students can learn and grow. My classroom welcomes all students.
"I would say that the fundamental question of geography is about how humans shaped the Earth's surface and how we, in turn, are shaped by the ways in which we have shaped the Earth's surface. So, for me, geography was just a set of tools that allowed me to ask these kinds of questions and try to think through them."
I would like to first start by sharing how much I miss seeing your child everyday in school. We are definitely traveling new roads and, although I may not get to work with your child face-to-face, my goal is to continue to provide each student with a meaningful academic experience and continue to support them in their learning at home.
Our district has worked diligently over the past week to put together resources and activities to support student success. A website has been created to guide you in working with your child. The website is available at the following link: https://sites.google.com/duncanvilleisd.org/learning-at-home/home. I encourage you to utilize these resources and engage your child in daily learning activities between now and March 27th.
Beginning March 30, 2020, I will provide lessons to reinforce the concepts we have learned this year to ensure your child is fully prepared for World Geography. The goal is to provide lessons digitally, however I recognize not all of my students have access to reliable technology. Therefore, to create personalized lessons based on your child’s access, I am asking parents to complete the following survey. It starts with you clicking this link and taking the survey by the end of this week.
The lessons I am providing will be graded based on accuracy. The grading guidelines for the 4th 9 weeks grading period have been outlined on the parent website along with the parent and student responsibilities.
In order for your child to fully engage in the lessons and be successful in their work, they will also need the following resources:
- access to Google Classroom
- Google Classroom class code: xgcrr4l
- access to ClassLink via the DuncanvilleISD website
- Please add any additional materials/information specific to your course (Schoology, Achieve3000, etc)
Throughout this time of uncertainty, it is my goal to be here as a resource for you and your child. I will be sending out weekly communications through Skyward. To receive these communications, you will need to ensure accuracy of information provided in Skyward. You may also find information on my website at _https://www.duncanvilleisd.org/Domain/43008___ or you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and partnership during this time. We are all learning together but please know, your child is my top priority. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need further clarification.
Matthew A. Wright
8a.m. thru 4 p.m.