December 2017 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 10, Issue 12 December 2017

A Collective Call to Action: November-December 2017

There is still time to read The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics, suggested by NCTM as part of A Collective Call to Action. The two focus questions for this reading are the following: What are equitable instructional practices that support the development of students’ mathematical identity and sense of agency? How can we advocate for the implementation of these practices? The webinar for this reading will be held in January. Go to the Community Forum to participate in discussions.

Teaching Mathematics Through Social Justice

The New England Mathematics Journal (NEMJ) is interested in receiving manuscripts that illustrate the opportunities and constraints of social justice mathematics teaching from either a practical, classroom-based perspective or from a perspective of research. Manuscripts that address the interplay between theory and practice are particularly welcomed. Contact either Dr. Ferrucci, NEMJ editor, or Dr. Powell, NEMJ guest editor, for questions or to submit an article. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2018.

A Collective Call to Action: January-February 2018

The reading for January and February 2018 suggested by NCSM is Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student. Blanstein & Noguera talk about courage as the essential human virtue, and how courageous leadership is the “engine that drives the paradigm shift.” A targeted question: How does TODOS’ vision reflect the five principles of courageous leadership to guide achievement for every student?


TODOS Live! presents a new series, Equity: Brief Chats on Powerful Resources, using readings from Ana Bacera and Julian Weissglass. Register for the webinar to be held at 4:30 PM PST on Tuesday, January 23rd, for Promoting Equity through Personal Stories.

TODOS 2018 Conference

PASS THE WORD! It's a conference you just can't miss! Send your colleagues the flyer announcing the 2018 TODOS Conference and Pre-Conference. Registration is $375 for the conference, $140 for the pre-conference, and $475 for both. Space is limited so register soon.   

Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award

Honor a colleague for his or her commitment to equity and leadership. Nominations are due by March 1st for the TODOS Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award, TODOS' highest award. The nominee does not need to be a TODOS member. 

How the Movie Coco Celebrates Mexican Culture

Representation Matters! Coco, a Disney Pixar film that follows the journey of a young Mexican boy to a magical Land of the Dead, was number one at the box office. This enchanting film gives millions of children of Mexican descent the opportunity to see their stories, their culture, and ultimately themselves on the silver screen. Coco goes not only to center a story around characters of color, but to highlight the rich culture of those characters. 

Cathy Kinzer Memorial PD Award

The 2018 Cathy Kinzer Memorial Professional Development Award will be given to a TODOS member to attend the 2018 TODOS Conference to be held in the Phoenix Metro area at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on June 21-23, 2018. The awardee will receive registration to the conference in addition to lodging for two nights. Deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2018. Contact the Awards Chair for additional information. Learn more about Cathy Kinzer.

News from the National Math Festival

Did you miss the 2017 National Math Festival? Enjoy dozens of recorded presentations anytime. Some of the presentations include the following: A Better Story of Math: Calculus for 5-Year-Olds, Grief, and Natural Math Adventures (Dr. Maria Droujkova), Do Video Games Cause Violence? (Dr. Rebecca Goldin) and Connections and Reconnections: A Link Between Mathematics, Physics, and DNA (Dr. Mariel Vazquez).

NCTM Regional Opening Session Song on Video

TODOS had an impressive showing at the recent NCTM regionals and Innov8! Many TODOS members were opening session speakers, highlighted speakers, and general session speakers. Watch Dina Williams close out the powerful opening session at NCTM Chicago that featured a panel.

BBA Social Justice Position Statement

Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA) released their BBA Social Justice Position Statement during the NCTM Innov8 Conference held in November. BBA is working to put action behind these efforts. BBA shared exhbit booths with TODOS during the NCTM Regionals and Innov8.

Book on Young Women Scientists from IANAS

The Inter-American Network of National Academies of Science (IANAS) has recently published, in both Spanish and English, a book entitled Young Women Scientists: A bright future for the Americas. Free pdf versions are available in Spanish and in English. View other IANAS publications. 


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End of Year Contributions!

It's the time when we reflect on the year and plan for the New Year. It's also the time to think of all of the students and teachers who have been impacted by TODOS’ actions throughout the year. Make end-of-year contributions to TODOS to continue and expand these efforts. TODOS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible.

2017-2018 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Diane Kinch, Diana Ceja, Marta Civil, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Julia Aguirre, Jennifer Bay-Williams, Rocío Benedicto, Kyndall Brown, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, Linda Fulmore, Susie W. Håkansson, Annette Kitagawa, Silvia Llamas-Flores, Carlos LópezLeiva, M. Alejandra Sorto, and Erin Sylves