December 2018 ENews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 11, Issue 12 December 2018

A Collective Call to Action: Nov-Dec Reading

The November-December reading suggested by Robert Q. Berry, III, is For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education  (2016) by Christopher Emdin. The author discusses different types of pedagogies grounded in the resources that communities can offer for teaching. The targeted questions: What are ways teachers can gain access to community resources (human & material)? How can we make sense of this for mathematics teaching and learning?

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

May this season be a time to reflect on 2018 and think about all of the actions you took to promote equity and excellence in mathematics education. How effective were your actions? What else could you have done? This is also a time to think about what actions you want to take in 2019 that will provide access to high quality and cognitively demanding mathematics to all students, particularly Latina/o students. What actions will you take to make a difference in lives of underserved students? When will you begin? The time is now!

Thanks for Supporting TODOS 2020 Attendance

Thanks to all of you who donated to #GivingTuesday last month. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. This will be a year-long campaign to solicit funding to provide scholarships to classroom teachers to attend the TODOS 2020 Conference that will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, June 25-27, 2020. Although the GivingTuesday link has been removed, you can go to the Quick Link “Donate to TODOS” on the homepage and select the TODOS 2020 Fund to contribute to the scholarships.

TODOS 2019 Elections Coming Soon

It is time for election of TODOS Board members. Look for an email message via the TODOS Listserv in January 2019 for information about the TODOS 2019 Elections. Members will be asked to select a President-Elect and two Directors. Candidates' photos, brief bios, and statements will be available on the TODOS website in January. All TODOS members are eligible to vote, which begins on January 14th and ends on February 15th. 

End of Year Contributions to TODOS

You still have time to donate to TODOS before December 31st. You can designate your contribution to many choices listed on the donation page including: TODOS 2020 fund, operations budget, advocacy, professional development for social justice, Cathy Kinzer Memorial Professional Development Award, student awards, Carol A. Edwards Speaker Fund, or to any specific TODOS activity of your choice. Go to Donate to TODOS today!

Last Chance to Renew Your Membership at 2018 Rates

Although your membership may not be up for renewal, you can still renew today at 2018 rates. Membership dues will increase to $35 per year (from $25) and to $100 for three years (from $70). Institutional memberships increase to $105 per year (from $75). Pre-service memberships remain at $15. All you need to do is to send a message to Member Services now, and you will receive an invoice to pay by the end of 2018. 

The Mathematics of Opportunity

Just Equations’ report The Mathematics of Opportunity: Rethinking the Role of Math in Educational Equity describes how traditional approaches to mathematics education can contribute to inequity and highlights emerging approaches to change that equation. The goal is to ensure that math instruction is more equity-oriented and that math requirements are more valid and aligned across educational systems. Download the Report and Executive Summary. Share them with your colleagues.

Improving Mathematical Prowess & College Teaching

AMATYC’s new publication, Improving Mathematical Prowess and College Teaching (IMPACT) focuses on improving mathematics education in the first two years of college by presenting clear guidance on how to impact the mathematical prowess of students. AMATYC has created four pillars of PROWESS as an innovative way to enhance our students’ mathematical ability and bravery through recommendations for continuous improvement of teaching. These pillars are the key themes of IMPACT.

Five-year Strategic Plan for STEM Education

Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education presents the Federal Government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education. The plan accordingly strengthens the Federal commitment to equity and diversity, to evidence-based practice, and to engagement with the national STEM community through a nationwide collaboration with learners, families, educators, communities, and employers.


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 Influence of Sexual Harassment in Academia

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine undertook a study of the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women titled: Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018).

2018-2019 TODOS Board

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