December 2021 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 14, Issue 12 December 2021

Support TODOS With End of Year Donations

It’s that time of the year to support TODOS towards furthering its mission and goals. TODOS has had a productive year in advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion with several statements published (see TODOS home page) and TODOS Live! sessions presented, all with ideas for TODOS members to take action in their classrooms or beyond. TEEM continues to publish at least two issues per year. Your contributions will continue to support these efforts! Donate today! TODOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible.

Social Justice Quote for the December 2021 Enews

My hope emerges from those places of struggle where I witness individuals positively transforming their lives and the world around them. Educating is a vocation rooted in hopefulness. As teachers we believe that learning is possible, that nothing can keep an open mind from seeking after knowledge and finding a way to know.

bell hooks

Happy Holidays!

This has been a challenging year. Those of you in the classroom have had to adapt to whatever situation occurred with your students. You have adapted to the ebb and flow of daily changes, keeping the health and emotional welfare of your students in the forefront in addition to planning for relevant and effective mathematics instruction. You are to be credited for your efforts to maintain equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of your instruction. You are the students’ heroes. It’s time to take a break for the winter holidays to refresh, rejuvenate, and reflect. Have a happy holiday season.

EONAS Meeting Announcement

Educators of Native American Students (EONAS), a TODOS Special Interest Group (SIG), will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. The meeting link will be sent to EONAS members. Contact the editor if you want to join EONAS. EONAS advocates for equity and high-quality mathematics education for all students, in particular, Native American students. This meeting will determine next steps and recruit leaders to carry the ideas forward.

Equity/Inclusion for LGBTQ+ Students: TODOS Town Hall

TODOS is in the process of launching a Special Interest Group (SIG) focused on advocating for equity and inclusion in mathematics education for LGBTQ+ students. We invite anyone interested in the SIG (tentatively named: TODXS) and its mission to attend a Town Hall on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time to discuss visions for the SIG as well as to obtain community input on its goals and bylaws. More information and a meeting link will be included in the January Enews. 

2022 NCTM Research Conference Registration 

The 2022 NCTM Research Conference will be a one-day virtual event to be held on January 7, 2022 and will bring together novice and veteran researchers to share and exchange knowledge about a wide variety of studies in the field. Together participants will explore emerging trends, discuss possible solutions, and connect and collaborate in and through their research in mathematics education. Register today! It’s less than three weeks from today (12/20/21)!

UArizona CRR presents the 18th MEAD Conference

Registration for the MEAD Conference is OPEN! The UArizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) is hosting the Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) virtually on Saturday, January 22, 2022. The keynote speaker, Fawn Nguyen, is a master teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience and a math leader with an impactful online presence. MEAD is FREE for all Arizona educators and $125 for everyone else. Spread the word by sharing the flyer and conference webpage.

Dana Center Launch Years Podcast

The Dana Center Launch Years Leadership Network was created to bring mathematics organization leaders together to collaborate on improving experiences and outcomes for students in the transition from the last two years of high school to the first two years of postsecondary mathematics. Leaders from several organizations came together to discuss how organizations can support the work in a podcast hosted by Joel Amidon and Dr. John Staley. Hear about the role of mathematics teacher educators in supporting the Launch Years efforts!

Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement

Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement is Part 5 in the 2021-2022 webinar series “Mathematics for Global Challenges.” This webinar will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm Eastern time. The session will begin by exploring specific strategies to engage students in learning mathematics. Then, mathematical tasks in different content areas, which are designed to provide opportunities for rich discourse and student engagement, will be shared. Applications to the classroom will be discussed. Registration is free.

Nominate a Teacher for a Presidential Award

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) opens its nomination drive for K–6 teachers. The pandemic has shown that so many teachers are dedicated to giving students access to high-quality, STEM education. It’s more important than ever to recognize teachers for their incredibly hard work. The nomination deadline is January 7, 2022, and the application deadline is February 6, 2022.

Re/humanized Mathematics for LGBTQ+ Students PD 

Are you wondering how to make your mathematics classes more LGBTQ+ inclusive or why/how LGBTQ+ identity matters in mathematics? This professional development opportunity has been designed for you! The Queer Mathematics Teacher is offering a 6-part (virtual) PD series for teachers of mathematics in grades 6-12 or for teacher educators working with in-service or pre-service teachers in grades 6-12. Go to the document for additional details.

High School Math Position in New York City

Brooklyn Prospect Schools in NYC is looking for an excellent Math Teacher who will can create and support an inquiry-based learning environment where students develop deep conceptual understanding and self-efficacy as mathematical problem solvers. Join them in their exciting movement to detrack mathematics. To learn more about the innovative work to diversify public school options in Brooklyn, watch the video. View their openings.

Just Equations Virtual Conference, March 1-3, 2022

Math learning opportunities are central to the path to higher education and 21st century careers. Math classes must serve as stepping stones rather than stopping points on students’ journeys. Learn more about and support new strategies that enhance deeper learning and equitable outcomes by joining the Just Equation’s fourth annual Mathematics of Opportunity conference, March 1-3, 2022. Featured speakers include Talithia Williams, José Muñoz, Kyndall Brown, and Sonja B. Santelises.

Just Equations' New Report: Charting aa New Course

Just Equations and California Education Learning Lab announce the release of Charting a New Course: Investigating Barriers on the Calculus Pathway to STEM, written by Just Equations' Pamela Burdman, Melodie Baker, and Francesca Henderson. The report analyzes research on numerous ways that math departments can transform calculus instruction to cultivate a more diverse generation of math and science professionals in the state of California and nationwide. Download the full report.

Getting Rigorous About Mathematical Rigor

There have been countless discussions and different interpretations of what mathematical rigor is. The term as it is often used—to stand in for math content that is abstract or abstruse, homework that is grueling, and classes that only some are worthy to take—bears little resemblance to what many math educators have in mind. For this month’s blog, Pamela Burdman breaks down some uses of the term “rigor” in mathematics, highlighting a new effort by math educators in Ohio to redefine it.


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2021-2022 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Linda Fulmore, Florence Glanfield, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Gloria Brown Brooks, Diana Ceja, Marta Civil, Marian Dingle, Bernard Frost, Carlos ‘Nico’ Gomez, Maggie Hackett, Susie W. Håkansson, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, Trevor Warburton, and María del Rosario Zavala