Keynote for TODOS 2020

Karen D. King, PhD

TODOS is proud to announce that Karen D. King, PhD  will be our opening keynote speaker. She is Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings in the Education and Human Resources Directorate. She most recently served as Director of Research for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the largest professional association of mathematics teachers in the world, serving the US and Canada. Kings current research focuses on urban mathematics reform, the mathematics preparation of elementary and secondary teachers, and the policies of mathematics teacher professional development. She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of National Science Foundation funded grants totaling over $2,000,000 and recently co-edited book titled Disrupting Tradition: Research and Practice Pathways in Mathematics Education with William Tate, IV and Celia Rousseau Anderson. She also served as part of the writing team for the recently released The Mathematical Education of Teachers II, which describes the mathematics teachers need to know and be able to do to be successful in light of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

King has served as associate editor of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and was a member of the RAND Mathematics Study Panel, which made recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education about future research funding in mathematics education. She received a Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Maryland, where she conducted research on mathematics teacher thinking. She also serves on numerous committees focusing on research in mathematics education and teacher education with national organizations.

Session Types

All sessions will focus on the Conference Theme, Activating Agency for Student Access, Engagement, and Advancement in Mathematics. The TODOS 2020 Conference will include a rich blend of session types, including invited Keynotes, Ignite, and 2-hour Impact Sessions, as well as the three peer-reviewed session types listed below. Rooms will be set in round tables of 10 with a maximum of 60 participants. The TODOS 2020 Conference Program Committee is requesting proposals for the following session types:

  • Imagine (40 minutes): Imagine Sessions engage participants in the radical imagination of the possibilities for educational advocacy and justice with a short burst session showcasing research, projects, or innovations connecting such ideas to participant’s practice. Presenters should plan an interactive 40-minute session with time for a question and answer period.
  • Innovate (60 minutes): Innovate Sessions provide opportunities to share innovative and effective ideas, strategies, or resources that will influence practice in PreK-12 classrooms, professional development settings for teachers or leaders, or teacher education programs. To facilitate the success of these sessions, presenters are encouraged to use handouts or other materials (not only Powerpoint presentations) to engage participants.
  • Investigate (90 minutes): Presenters should design interactive sessions that engage participants in their exploration of ideas in order to impact their practices and settings. High levels of participation are expected in the 90-minute sessions so that participants will have opportunities to learn from others and consider implementation in different contexts.


Thursday June 25th, 2020  5:00 – 8:00 .  

Conference opening session and reception with heavy hordeurves

Friday, June 26, 2020 . 8:00 – 5:00 .   Keynote, a variety of sessions and networking .  Breakfast and Lunch included Dinner on your own

Saturday, June 27, 2020 . 8:00 – 4:30 .   Variety of sessions and interactions, Breakfast and Lunch included closing session