July 2020 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 13, Issue 7 July 2020

Message From the TODOS President

It's here, the beginning of another school year. And with that comes the excitement of meeting our students for the first time. Our wonderful students come to us wondering, believing, thinking, and valuing. They come with school and community knowledge, and new lived experiences as a result of our nation's recent events. These rich experiences and knowledge will be unique to each child. And with that comes the hope that we will listen and respect without judging. …. See the President’s full message on the TODOS website.

Social Justice Quotes for July 2020 Enews

"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."   César Chávez
"There are lots of ways in which educators can become complicit in the production of the disparities, in the perpetuation of the achievement gap, because we simply haven’t acknowledged that there are ways in which some kids have been denied the opportunity to learn."

Pedro Noguera

TODOS-MET Grant for 2020

TODOS and NCTM are funding the fourth annual professional development grant, Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms. The grant provides financial assistance to PreK-12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics. Grant maximum: $4000. The applicant must have at least one NCTM member and one TODOS member who teaches at the school and current at the time of application. Read about the current recipients on the website.

TODOS Live! Three Sessions

Three TODOS Live! sessions will occur between now and the next issue of the Enews. They are: Global Mathematics: An Effective Mathematics Class for ALL Students (Dave Ebert on July 22nd), Subversive Teaching to Rehumanize Mathematics (Rochelle Gutiérrez on August 11th), and Virtual Math Talks: Exploring Ways to Stay Rooted in Meaningful Collaboration and Discourse (Cecilio Dimas on August 18th). All sessions are scheduled for 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Sign up today!

TODOS Live! Recording of Panel

Did you miss the panel discussion on The Changing Landscape of Mathematics Education, the webinar held on July 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time? The panel responded to two questions: What do schools need to be prioritizing around mathematics teaching and learning for this fall? What do schools need to prioritize long term? What actions could and should the world of mathematics education be taking? View the webinar on the TODOS website.

Equity in Education Series: A CASIO-TODOS Partnership

Casio Education U.S. is proud to sponsor and partner with TODOS in a series of webinars focused on Equity in Education. Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Parents as Intellectual Resources: From Optional to Imperative will be on Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time, and Rehumanizing Schools: Rights of the Learner will be on Wednesday, August 12th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Select the links above for a full description and to register.

NCTM in Atlanta GA, Call for Proposals

The 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition is scheduled for September 22-25 in Atlanta, GA with the theme Empowering the Voice of Teachers: From Critical Conversations to Intentional Actions. The Call for Proposals is open with the deadline October 1st. Two conference strands in particular support the mission and goals of TODOS: (1) equitable mathematics through agency, identity, and access and (2 advocacy to make an impact in mathematics education.

Summer Reading List #TODOSSummerRead

The July community read is on the TODOS 2020 Position Statement The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics: Planning for This and Every School Year (2020). During the week of July 20th, tweet out a quote or question from the community read using #TODOSSummerRead. Join TODOS in a community Twitter chat on Monday, July 27th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Additional resources are included on the Summer Reading List website.

CANMEE Online Lesson Study Conference

The California Action Network for Mathematics Excellence and Equity is hosting a complimentary mathematics lesson study virtual conference July 21-22, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Goals include examining the role of student agency and identity in learning through our equity focus and discussing how lesson study provides us an opportunity to reflect on our own beliefs, biases, and actions. See flyer and session descriptions for details.

Nevadans TESOL Call for Proposals

The Nevadans Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (NVTESOL) is hosting a virtual conference October 9-10, 2020, Educación sin límites: Elevating our Emergent Bilinguals for Success. Proposals to present at their second annual conference are being accepted through September 1st and can be submitted through the conference website.

Launch of the Abolitionist Teaching Network

Abolitionist Teaching Network's mission is simple: develop and support educators to fight injustice within their schools and communities. Utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of community organizers, Abolitionist Teachers will organize and take action for educational freedom. Go to the website to read about their activities.

Supporting the Fight Against Racism and Inequality

The Taylor & Francis website launched Scholarship Supporting the Fight Against Racism and Inequality. Taylor & Francis stands for human dignity and tolerance in all forms. They have curated some of their relevant books and journals content in this area—much of it free to view or open access—and will continue to expand the list.

TODOS 2021 Conference and Preconference

SAVE THE DATE for the 2021 TODOS Conference, Activating Agency For Student Access, Engagement and Advancement in Mathematics, to be held June 28-30, 2021. The Preconference will be held on June 28, 2021. The venue is in Scottsdale, Arizona


Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

Do you have information on personal accomplishments, events, news articles, or new books that are aligned with the Mission and Goals of TODOS and focus on equity and excellence? Share them with the TODOS Community by sending the information to the editor no later than Saturday, August 15th to be included in the August 2020 Enews. Your information is welcomed!

2020-2021 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Linda Fulmore, Diana Ceja, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Kyndall Brown, Gloria Brown Brooks, Marta Civil, Zandra de Araujo, Bernard Frost, Maggie Hackett, Susie W. Håkansson, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, Trevor Warburton, and María del Rosario Zavala