October 2015 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 8, Issue 10 October 2015


Nominations Open for Directors of TODOS

We are seeking candidates for two Directors of TODOS. Please consider TODOS members who you feel are qualified to serve a 3–year term as TODOS Director. Nominees must be TODOS members in good standing for at least one year. At this time, please consider who might serve and nominate individuals you feel are qualified. Self-nominations are appropriate and encouraged. Complete the nomination form and submit it no later than November 1, 2015. For additional information and questions, contact the Chair.

TODOS 2016 Preview: Impact Session Topics/Speakers

The first break-out Impact Sessions (Friday morning from 8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.) will build a foundation for the conference by examining the theme of Ensuring Equity and Excellence for ALL through the lens of the key topics for the conference. The Impact Session Communities will meet again that afternoon for follow-up discussions. These sessions are led by expert national speakers in the fields of equity and excellence and will provide you with a framework for applying your focus for learning throughout TODOS 2016.

Are you on the TODOS Listserv (E-List)?

Are you receiving information from the Listserv through E-List(s)? Although much information comes to you through Enews, which is sent to all members, time sensitive material is sent through the members E-list or digest E-list. Information about registration for TODOS 2016 will be sent through the E-list BEFORE the November Enews is sent. You must subscribe to be on the E-List. Check the document for instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe. If your membership lapses for even an hour, the system will unsubscribe you.


There are two upcoming TODOS Live! webinars—STEM’ify Your Community: STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM on October 27th and Engaging Every Learner through Hands-On Instruction on November 3rd. Information on TODOS Live! can always be found on the right side of the TODOS website under ¡Atención TODOS! Go to the TODOS Live! document for more information about the upcoming sessions and a link to the recently recorded webinars.

Financial Support for Teachers for TODOS 2016

Are you a K-12 classroom teacher or teacher on special assignment? You may qualify for financial support to attend TODOS 2016. Supported by NSF-funded Arizona Master Teachers of Mathematics (AZ-MTM), award #1035330, the financial support includes a stipend of $2,000 for teachers outside of Arizona and $1,200 for Arizona teachers. Detailed information will be available on the TODOS website in November.

TODOS 2016: Registration in Mid to Late November

The registration fee for TODOS 2016, Ensuring Equity and Excellence in Mathematics for ALL, will be $350 for all attendees. The TODOS listserv (E-list) will inform members when registration opens in mid to late November. Classroom teachers have the opportunity to apply for financial support (see article in column to the left). In order to register for TODOS 2016, you need to be a member of TODOS.

Making New Choices with a Fresh Beginning

In the next Between the Echo series, “Forward to School,” Brooke Haycock zooms in on a student who’s ready to make a change. Like so many students who have struggled with school disengagement and are now returning to the classroom, a fresh year ahead, she’s trying to do things differently — and hoping educators will give her the clean slate and support she needs to do it. The Between the Echo series are short narratives providing brief glimpses into classrooms and hallways through the intimate lens of student experience.

Discussion Paper from TSG on Equity (including Gender)

The Organizing Team of the TSG 33 on Equity (including Gender) at ICME has issued its first version of a Discussion Paper on the State of Research on Equity in Mathematics Education and Arising Challenges. The team seeks feedback from the international mathematics education community as contributions to the discussion on the many faces of research, policy and practice in Equity in mathematics education. Please forward your comments to Bill Atweh. The opportunity to respond to this paper is open to all irrespective whether they intend to participate in the TSG or not.

EONAS in Minneapolis

EONAS will be at the NCTM Regionals in Minneapolis, beginning with a presentation by EONAS Chair Rich Sgarlotti and Director Jim Barta titled, Educators of Native American Students—Ideas for Teachers, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. and will hold a regional meeting that afternoon from 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. starting at Pow Wow Grounds Coffee Shop (1414 E. Franklin Ave.) and concluding at the Minneapolis American Indian Center (next to the Coffee Shop). Go to EONAS in Minneapolis or contact Rich Sgarlotti for detailed information. Join EONAS as part of TODOS for an additional $5 per year or $15 for three years.

TODOS Is on Amazon!

TODOS Monograph 3, Embracing Resources of Children, Families, Communities and Cultures in Mathematics Learning, was distributed to TODOS members who attended the 2014 TODOS Conference. This monograph can be downloaded by members on the TODOS website as a pdf file. Anyone can purchase hard copies of the monograph at Amazon.com for $10 each. This monograph is a great resource for school and/or district groups working with families and communities.

The State of Education for Latino Students by Ed Trust

Latino students make up the largest racial or ethnic group in U.S. public schools after white students. The success of Latino students is critical to the success of our nation. We’ve made real progress in educating Latino students. Despite the progress, Latino students still lag behind their white peers. In this brief, Ed Trust presents the best available national data on the growth of the Latino student population and on Latino student achievement and attainment in both K-12 and postsecondary education.

Rosenthal Prize

The Museum of Mathematics announces the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching that celebrates innovation in the middle school classroom. It rewards a teacher who creates an exceptional, hands-on, engaging math activity. The $25,000 prize is awarded annually to a teacher who has the opportunity to influence classrooms across the country through dissemination of his or her math activity. Applications open on December 1, 2015, and preliminary applications are due in May 2016.


Hi ##First Name##. Your Membership in TODOS is good through ##Membership End Date##. You must be a TODOS member to register for TODOS 2016. Your support is important and greatly appreciated. Also, if you are joining or renewing your membership in NCTM, we would appreciate it if you would choose TODOS as the organization that receives the rebate that NCTM generously offers.

Promote TODOS at Meetings and Conferences!

Are you attending a meeting with other mathematics educators? Are you speaking at a local, state, or regional conference? You can distribute flyers and include slides in your presentations to promote TODOS 2016, encourage researchers to submit articles for the Special Edition of TEEM focusing on social justice, describe member resources online, and recruit colleagues to join TODOS.

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