September 2020 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 13, Issue 9 September 2020

Message From the TODOS President

TODOS recently released the fourth commentary, Equity Considerations for Access, Design, and Use of Technologies for Teaching Mathematics, supporting the position statement, The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics. This commentary offers a holistic approach and outlines important actions, including norms and ideas for accountability, as you navigate this school year with online platforms .... Go to the President’s full message.

Social Justice Quote for September 2020 Enews

While we cannot solve all the issues in our schooling system, we can understand how mathematics education plays a role in exacerbating or solving those problems. We can accept our responsibilities to acknowledge the disparities, act, and hold ourselves and each other accountable.

TODOS 2020 Position Statement

TODOS 2021 Conference Is Going Virtual!

The TODOS leadership is excited to announce that we will transition our June 2021 Conference to a virtual conference. The shift to a virtual experience has just begun. We anticipate that many of our accepted speakers will present, our planned activities will be re-shaped, and new sessions and formats will be created to result in engagement and learning for all. Stay tuned for a detailed announcement of the features and dates of our summer 2021 virtual event.

Equity in Education Series: A CASIO-TODOS Partnership

The next Casio-TODOS partnership webinar is titled Being an Upstander to Inequities in Mathematics Education: Teachers Leading From the Classroom to Implement Culturally Responsive Teaching, to be held Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Go to the link for a full description and to register. 

TODOS Board Nominations: Deadline Is October 15th

The TODOS Board wants a broad representation of TODOS membership to enrich its discussions, inquiries, and decisions. Identify energetic and committed individuals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in the organization. Details on the process, procedures, qualifications, and responsibilities can be found on the Board Election website.

Fourth Commentary 

Supporting the TODOS 2020 Position Statement, The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics, the fourth commentary, Equity Considerations of Access, Use, and Design of Technologies for Teaching Mathematics, has been published. The position statement and all four commentaries can be accessed on the TODOS website. Read and discuss with colleagues!

Apply NOW! TODOS-MET Grant

TODOS and NCTM are funding Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms, which provides financial assistance to PreK-12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development in mathematics. Grant maximum: $4000. The applicant must have at least one current NCTM member and one current TODOS member who teaches at the school. Deadline is November 1st.

TEEM Vol. 11, No. 3 Is Now Available 

The second issue of a two-part Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (TEEM) titled Special Issue on Multilingual Learners: Multilingual Practices is now available. This issue focuses on classroom-based interventions and pre-service teacher education. The first issue, Special Issue on Multilingual Learners: Translanguaging, was published in August. Both issues are also posted on the TODOS website in the members' area. You'll need to log into your account to access it.

Opportunity for Funding Through MET Grant

Looking for funding for a project, coursework, or professional development? The MET Grants application portal is now open for the winter cycle of grants, scholarships, and awards. Applications are due by November 1st. MET has nearly 30 different grants available to NCTM Members to meet your needs. Included are scholarships and awards for preservice teachers, coursework and scholarships for in-service teachers, professional development grants, and research grants.

A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction

The Education Trust–West, in collaboration with teachers, instructional coaches, researchers, professional development providers, and curriculum writers released A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction. This toolkit centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity, and aligns instruction to grade-level priority standards. It offers guidance and resources for educators to plan their curriculum, while also offering opportunities for ongoing self-reflection.

NCSM Speaker Proposals for Atlanta Now Accepted

In 2021, NCSM will celebrate its 53rd Annual Conference September 20-22, continuing its dedication to the life-long learning of bold leaders. If you Aspire to bold mathematics leadership, come to Atlanta to share your knowledge and experience to Activate collective understanding so that all Act together and Amplify Bold Mathematics Leadership. One of the conference strands is Activate Leadership for Access and Equity, which represents many of you. Submit your proposal now. Deadline is November 1st.

WestEd Study for 8th Grade Algebra 1 Teachers

Are you an Algebra 1 math teacher? WestEd would like to invite teachers of 8th grade Algebra 1 to access FREE distance learning online software resources that may be able to support your students’ in-class/at-home Algebra learning. The Graspable Mathematics (GM) software is a digital algebra notation tool that allows students to dynamically experiment with algebraic expressions. Go to the description for complete details of the study and to complete the interest survey.

ASA Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Statistical Association recognizes 12 individuals from the Hispanic community who have made tremendous contributions to the math and statistics field. Read their biographies to learn more about how they entered the field of statistics, what they’ve accomplished, and how they became leaders.

Learning Mathematics in the 21st Century

Learning Mathematics in the 21st Century: Adding Technology to the Equation, a book written in Spanish and English, seeks to answer: how can governments in Latin America and the Caribbean improve mathematics learning using technology? The book focuses on utilizing technology to improve mathematics learning in primary schools in the region. Alejandra Sorto contributed to two chapters!

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, Bob McDonald, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, Trevor Warburton, and María del Rosario Zavala