December 2019 ENews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 12, Issue 12 December 2019

End of Year Contributions to TODOS!

It’s that time of year to consider supporting TODOS towards furthering its mission and goals. TODOS has become more involved in providing pre-conference workshops at several national conferences that provide practices for classroom teachers to take action in their classrooms. The TEEM journal will have more than one issue in 2020. Your contributions support these TODOS efforts! Donate today!

Mark, Robert, Luz, Cathery, Rodrigo, Maura, and Marilyn

What do the above have in common? They will join Karen King who will be the TODOS 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker and will lead the Impact Sessions on Beliefs and Structure, Curriculum & Instruction, Families & Communities, and Systems & Accountability. By the way, that’s Mark Ellis, Robert Berry, Luz Maldonado, Rodrigo Gutiérrez & Maura Varley Gutiérrez, and Marilyn Strutchens.

2019 Is Ending, and 2020 Is Just around the Corner!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season, finding time to sleep, rest, catch up on tasks, visit family and friends, and most of all reflect on your actions the past year. Have a Happy New Year, and start thinking about what actions you will take to make 2020 more equitable for more students. Determine your next steps to promote the mission and goals of TODOS and advocate for equity and high quality mathematics for ALL.

Need Financial Support for TODOS 2020 Conference?

Are you looking for financial support to attend the TODOS 2020 Conference? TODOS is offering two different awards for PK-12 educators to support attendance to TODOS 2020. Check out the criteria and submit your application by March 1, 2020. (1) 2020 Cathy Kinzer Memorial Professional Development Award (must be a TODOS member as of September 1, 2019). (2) TODOS 2020 Teacher Award (must be a TODOS member as of January 1, 2020). Apply now!

Announcement for Faculty to Pilot Materials

Faculty are needed to pilot curriculum materials in algebra and geometry: The NSF-funded project is seeking up to 12 faculty to pilot materials in university mathematics content courses for pre-service middle and high school teachers. Faculty who pilot materials will be compensated $4000 for participating in a face-to-face 4-day summer institute, teaching with the materials, participating in teaching community activities during the academic year, and collecting data. Go to the flyer and sign up.

Fulbright Teacher Exchanges

Are you are a curious, flexible, and independent learner? The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the U.S. to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Fulbright Distinguished fellows complete individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and share educational practices with colleagues. 

The Leading Equity Virtual Summit

The Leading Equity Center is sponsoring a free six-day event, “The Leading Equity Virtual Summit,” January 2-7. The summit is an online event designed to inform, improve, and inspire educators to ensure equity at their schools. Cultivate your cultural awareness and advocacy skills from 15+ leaders in educational equity. What does #LeadingEquity mean to you? Go to the website for a list of speakers and daily topics.

2020 NSF Math Sciences Graduate Internships

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI) Program provides opportunities for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in internships at federal national laboratories and research facilities. Interns spend their time learning the application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to "real world" problems. Go to the website for detailed information and to view the list of projects.

Biases Against English Learner Students

The December 10, 2019 newsletter from The Brookings Institute, Brown Center on Education Policy, includes an article titled “Do teachers have biased academic perceptions of their English learner students?” In addition to EL students being provided inequitable opportunities in the classroom, some teachers have lower academic expectation for EL students compared to their English-proficient peers.

Four Ways Educators Help Young Black Students Thrive

In light of the country’s current political climate, humanizing black people and their blackness is critical. Once black children step outside of the care of a parent or guardian, they will confront anti-blackness; they may even confront people who mean them harm. In this Hechinger Report, Rann Miller focuses on affirming, protecting, and cultivating the humanity of black children.

Profile in Education Equity: Caroline Sanchez Crozier

For more than 15 years, Caroline Sanchez Crozier has served as the Illinois Education Chair for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest civil rights national organization for Latinos. In this Profile in Education Equity, Caroline discusses how she represents the voices and needs of Latino students, educators, and parents. She also advanced education equity in IL.

2019-2020 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Diana Ceja, Linda Fulmore, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Jennifer Bay-Williams, Kyndall Brown, Gloria Brown Brooks, Marta Civil, Zandra de Araujo, Maggie Hackett, Susie W. Håkansson, Annette Kitagawa, Silvia Llamas-Flores, Carlos LópezLeiva, Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Erin Sylves, Jennifer Yacoubian, and Maria del Rosario Zavala