November 2015 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 8, Issue 11 November 2015


Registration for TODOS 2016 is Open!

You can now register for TODOS 2016! K-12 classroom teachers who are applying for a stipend are to use the Stipend Application/ Conference Registration Form. All others are to use the Conference Registration Form. If you have any questions contact the Conference Co-Chairs and they will direct your request to the appropriate person.

TODOS 2016 Ignite Speakers

TODOS 2016 will include an ignite session on Friday, June 24, 2016, during lunch. The Ignite Session Speakers are: Robert Berry, Linda Fulmore, Margaret Hackett, Heather Navarro, and Nora Ramirez. If you are unfamiliar with Ignite, speakers have five minutes and use 20 slides, with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds, forcing speakers to get the point across immediately.

Who Has Promoted Leadership and Equity?

Nominate a leader in Mathematics Education for the TODOS Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award, which recognizes a mathematics educator who exhibits commitment to improving mathematics education for all students and has made, or is making unique contributions that have impacted equity and access for underserved students. Nominations open on December 1st.


TODOS Live! is off to an active start this school year.  There will be no new sessions until 2016, but they will return with a strong lineup.  Until then, visit the TODOS LIVE! link in the “Attention TODOS!" section on the home page to access recordings.  Thanks to ETA hand2mind for their continued support of TODOS Live!

TODOS 2016 Conference Details Coming Soon

Information on the TODOS 2016 Conference, Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Mathematics for ALL, regarding the conference strands, featured speakers, registration opening dates, applications for scholarships for eligible members, housing information, ground transportation, car rental, and amenities near the hotel will be posted soon on the TODOS Website.

Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2015; TODOS Contributions

TODOS will once again participate in #GivingTuesday (December 1, 2015). Consider making an end of year contribution to TODOS, a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law. For more information about #GivingTuesday, go to their website.

TODOS Website Update

One of the great features of the new TODOS website is that you can now search for Key words or phrases – like social justice. Since the search feature works on webpages, but not PDF documents, TODOS is looking for people to donate about an hour of their time to help make the site more useful for members. If you are interested in helping with this important work, please contact Bob McDonald.

AMTE Election Deadline is Approaching

Are you a member of AMTE? If so, remember to vote in the AMTE Elections. The deadline is November 30th. Go to AMTE Elections for information about each candidate, including biographical information and their vision for AMTE. TODOS members on the ballot include Edward A. Silver, a candidate for President Elect and Anita A. Wager, a candidate for Treasurer.

Have You Used the NCTM Illuminations Website?

Illuminations is a project designed by NCTM and supported by the Verizon Foundation. Illuminations provides access to quality standards-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics, including interactive tools for students and instructional support for teachers. You can find over 700 lesson plans, 100 activities (virtual manipulatives, applets, and games), and Bright Ideas, Illuminations’ e-newsletter. Check them out!

EONAS in Minneapolis

The Educators of Native American Students (EONAS) held a meeting at the NCTM Minneapolis Regional Conference on November 12, 2015. The event included a meet and greet, a tour of All My Relations Gallery, a business meeting at the Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC), and an activity with 30 students from a MAIC after school program. Go to EONAS Meeting for more detailed information and photos of the event.

Is There Rigor in K-12 Assignments?

This story in the Between the Echo Series focuses on the following: How does a straight-A student go from the top of the class in high school to remedial classes her first year of college? Brooke Haycock shares the story “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” of a first-generation college student who’s struggling to understand that now. These short narratives provide brief glimpses into classrooms and hallways.

2015 NAEP Scores Reflect Ongoing Transition in Math

A News Release from NCTM attributed the slight decline on nationwide results on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to a period of transition and changes in mathematics education. Different standards and the related demands on teachers will take time to be reflected in higher scores on the Nation’s Report Card.


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Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

If you have any information on personal accomplishments, events, or news articles that are aligned with the Mission and Goals of TODOS to share with the TODOS Community, send them to [email protected].

2015-2016 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Susie W. Håkansson, Diane Kinch, Marta Civil, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Julia Aguirre, Ellen Barger, Susan Beal, Anita Bright, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, Susana Davidenko, Linda Fulmore, Cynthia Hillman-Forbush, Annette Kitagawa, Bob McDonald, Rosa Starke, and Angela Thompson