Volume 2, Issue 2 February, 2009

Happy Spring!

On behalf on the TODOS board, we all wish you and your families a Happy Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day! Remember Daylight Savings time is March 8th and we spring forward!

Have News?

Contact Noemi Lopez by the 15th of the month if you have information you would like to see in the next issue.

2009 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition

The NCTM meeting is coming up April 22-25th, 2009 in Washington D. C. TODOS: Mathematics for All will have its annual business meeting, program and reception Thursday, April 23rd. View this PDF file for more information.

Call for TODOS' Volunteers at 2009 NCTM Booth!

NCTM is just right around the corner April 22-25, 2009 in Washington D. C. Volunteers are needed to work the TODOS booth. Contact Tod Shockey with dates and times that you can help.

Call for Proposals for the 2010 NCTM Meeting

Call for Proposals for the 2010 NCTM Meetings and Regional Conferences are now open. You have until May 1, 2009 to submit your proposals. Indicate that you are a TODOS member if you submit a proposal. If you would like to be considered for the TODOS strand, please submit your proposal to NCTM and then submit this form to Carol Edwards by March 17th.

2009 Duke Energy Foundation Travel Scholarship Award Winners

Thanks to the special generosity of the Duke Energy Foundation, five winners have been selected to attend NCSM and/or NCTM in Washington, DC in April. The winners are:

Gloria Brown-Brooks, Hollister, CA
Anthony Contreras, Azusa, CA
Saul Duarte, Tujunga, CA
Josh Franklin, Denver, CO
Isabel Newman, Phoenix, AZ

Congratulations to these highly deserving educators!

Membership Renewal

##First Name##, your membership in TODOS is appreciated. Your current membership runs through ##Membership End Date##. Renew your TODOS membership online. TODOS will receive a rebate if you also renew your NCTM membership online, and choose TODOS as the affiliate to receive a rebate.

Writers Needed!

TODOS members, do you have ideas for teaching math strategies, skills and concepts that you think are worth sharing with other TODOS members? Please send us your thoughts so we can include them in a new section of Noticias called "Teacher's Corner". Please include your name and grade level or position. Submissions should be 100 words or less. Submissions should be sent to Jeanne White

Professional Development Opportunities

NCTM Spring E-Workshop Series has online workshops.

Science training opportunities from Cornell University for Grade 5-9 teachers will be held in August. Applications are due by March 2.

Visit The Math Forum at Drexel University. They are one of the leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992.

Awards and Scholarships

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is once again conducting a nation-wide search for the best and the brightest Hispanic/Latino student leaders. The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards offers educational grants of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 in several categories to qualified Hispanic/Latino high school seniors. Students are also eligible to receive free laptops and a free trip to Washington, DC to attend the Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony! The application is now available online at www.HispanicHeritage.org POSTMARK DATE MARCH 14TH, 2009

Web Resources

The Pew Hispanic Center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Visit http://pewhispanic.org/ for more information.

Recursos en espaol The Department produces materials for Spanish speakers. Recursos en espaol is a portal of Spanish language resources on topics of particular interest to the Hispanic community, such as special education, financial aid, adult education, and more. Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) and publications are also available at the site. Please visit their site.

The Information Resource Center offers bilingual specialists who answer hundreds of questions each week from parents, educators, students, and citizens across the country. They are committed to excellence in customer service. Please call: 800-USA-LEARN or visit: http://answers.ed.gov

Other Educational News

The Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators has a call for manuscripts for their 2009 edition. For more information and the opportunity to download PDF files of their 2007-2008 journals visit their site.

The Office of the Education secretary, Arne Duncan, has released information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a "historic opportunity to create jobs and advance education reform." Visit their webpage for more information. Also visit the live website to view a daily report of the effect on jobs state-by-state.

New Director, Hispanic Outreach and Communications
Ida Eblinger Kelley is serving as the new Director for Hispanic Outreach and Communications at the Department of Education. In this capacity she will serve as the liaison to Hispanic associations, community groups, and business organizations to foster a two-way conversation about policies, legislation and other resources. As part of this effort, her aim is to collaborate with organizations to provide Hispanic and Spanish-speaking students and families with the information and resources to facilitate educational success. For more information Ms. Kelley can be reached at [email protected]

Upcoming Conferences

National 43rd Annual TESOL Conference (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) March 26-28, 2009 Denver, CO.

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) April 20-22, 2009. Washington, DC

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) April 22-25, 2009. Washington, DC

Electronic News Support

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2008-2009 Officers

    Nora Ramirez
Past President
    Miriam Leiva
Vice President

    Tod Shockey
Member at Large

    Susie Hakansson
Member at Large

    Noemi R. Lopez
Member at Large
    Luis Ortiz-Franco


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