February 2023 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 16, Issue 2 February 2023

From the TODOS President

In December I talked about calendars and the ways that calendars were recordings of the ways in which humans, in different parts of this place known as Mother Earth, lived with Mother Earth and noticed cycles. While I think of calendars as a physical object I also acknowledge that another way of recording is through the oral tradition; telling and retelling of the relationships. This past week I was reminded by a Cree knowledge holder that the full moon in this month now called February is called the “Eagle Moon.” This is the ‘month’ that eagles mate in this territory. The month now known as April is known as the “Frog Moon” for the Cree in the territory I live. ... Go to the President's full message.

Keynote Speakers Belin Tsinnajinnie and Kari Kokka

The TODOS 2023 Conference will feature Keynote Speakers Belin Tsinnajinnie and Kari Kokka. Belin opens the conference following dinner on Wednesday, June 21. He is an Indigenous (Diné and Filipinx) mathematics educator who studies mathematical identity in the context of Indigenous and Latinx students. Kari speaks on Thursday, June 22 following breakfast. She is a social justice mathematics educator who studies mathematics teacher activism and critical consciousness development of mathematics teachers. Both are passionate about engaging students, teachers, and community members to see their full selves in mathematics education. Don't miss their keynotes!

TODOS 2023 Conference Impact Speakers

The Impact Speakers for TODOS 2023 have been selected to align with the four conference strands. Brandie Waid, Beliefs and Structures, will explore how to create equitable learning environments for LGBTQ+ students; Cathery Yeh, Curriculum and Instruction, will equip teachers to serve their students through building authentic classroom communities; Carolee Hurtado, Families and Communities, will discuss how to build strong relationships with students and parents that foster community; and Rick Kitchen, Systems and Accountability, will share his deep experience with meaningful social justice and mathematics learning experiences.

TODOS Iris M. Carl Awards in Leadership and Teaching

Call for nominations for two awardees honoring Iris M. Carl: the TODOS Equity and Leadership Award that recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the quality of mathematics education and the TODOS Equity in Teaching Award that recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the quality of mathematics teaching. Nominate a deserving individual for these awards. Go to the links for additional information and to make a submission. Deadline is March 31.

Register to Attend the TODOS 2023 Conference

The 2023 TODOS Conference is the premier gathering of social justice mathematics educators from across the country. Join us at the historic Hotel Albuquerque for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best thought leaders in mathematics education! View the Schedule at a Glance. Register by May 22 for $399; fees increase to $450 after May 22. Book your hotel room at a special rate of $199 per night. We look forward to seeing you at this year's TODOS Conference!

Teacher Awards for TODOS 2023 Conference Attendance

It’s not too late to apply for the Susie W. Håkansson Teacher Award and the Cathy Kinzer Memorial Professional Development Award. These awards honor teachers who are TODOS members since October 2022 and committed to equity in math education. Both awards include funds to attend the TODOS 2023 Conference. Go to the links for more detailed award information and to submit an application. The submission deadline for both is March 1, 2023, which is just eight days away! Don't delay!

20th Anniversary Highlights: Founding Members

TODOS was organized in 2003. The founding members met in Tempe, AZ February 7-9, 2003. They are: Jose Franco, Miriam Leiva, Eleanor Linn, Bob McDonald, Larry Orihuela, Yuria Orihuela, Nora Ramirez, and Jeanne Ramos. Cindy Chapman participated by phone. It was at this meeting that the structure of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL was formed. Thanks Founding Members!

TEEM Vol. 14, No. 1 Is Now Public

TEEM Volume 14, No. 1 is available on the TODOS website and on the TODOS OJS website that is housed at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. All issues of TEEM are available to the public. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to TEEM, go to either websites to review the newest author guidelines. All future manuscripts will be managed by OJS.

Something’s Coming in the Mail to You From TODOS!

You will be receiving something in the mail (snail mail) sometime next month. Verify that your address is up to date by going to the TODOS website, logging in, and reviewing and updating your profile. If you forgot your password, you can click on the link forgot password, and the system will send you a reset password link. Contact Member Services if you need assistance.

AMTE TMT Podcast Features TODOS Member

The latest AMTE Teaching Math Teaching Podcast, presented by Anthony Fernandes, is titled Teaching Mathematics Methods for Social Justice through Statistical Investigations of Systemic Racism. He shares his experiences and advice on being a mathematics teacher educator and includes how he and colleagues considered using data to help preservice teachers investigate systemic racism within their mathematics methods courses.

Mathematics of Opportunity: Advancing by Degrees

TODOS is a co-sponsor of Just Equations’ Conference, The Mathematics of Opportunity: Advancing by Degrees. This free, virtual event will continue conversations about how math education can uplift and empower students, resulting in deeper math learning and more equitable access to opportunities. Join policymakers, advocates, and educators March 7-9 to consider how math education can be a force for opportunity and change. Register today!

CANMEE Lesson Study Convening in March

The California Action Network for Mathematics Excellence and Equity (CANMEE) invites you to attend the CANMEE Convening to be held March 29-30 in Santa Cruz, CA. You can attend one of two public research lessons: a kindergarten class and a high school class. Deadline to register for the Convening has been extended to mid March, and the cost is $600. Go to the flyer for detailed information about the program and to register. Hope to see you there!

WestEd Bulletin

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated inequities and heightened the need to address student mental health and well-being. The resources in this Spotlight showcase schools and districts that are responding to students’ mental health and well-being needs in creative and effective ways. For more insights check out WestEd’s latest E-Bulletin.

Do You Have Items for the TODOS Enews?

Do you have information on personal accomplishments, why you joined TODOS, mathematics education or professional events, news articles, or new books aligned with the Mission and Goals of TODOS? Share them with the TODOS Community by sending the information to the editor no later than Wednesday, March 15 for the March 2023 Enews.

2022-2023 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Florence Glanfield, Linda Fulmore, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Diana Ceja, Theodore Chao, Marta Civil, Marian Dingle, Bernard Frost, Monica Gonzalez, Susie W. Håkansson, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, and Trevor Warburton