May 2023 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 16, Issue 5 May 2023

From the TODOS President

It is feeling like spring in the part of the world that I live. The trees are once again leafing; frost has, for the most part, left the ground and flowers and flower pots are beginning to appear. As I notice all of the ways ‘living’ is made visible to me through mother earth I am reminded of one of my favorite writings by the late Richard Wagamese: "The old ones say that humility is the foundation of everything. Nothing can exist without it. Humility is the ability to see yourself as an essential part of something larger. ..." Go to the President's full message

TODOS 2023 Conference

Experience the long-awaited return of the TODOS 2023 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from June 21-23. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this in-person event, the first in five years. Early registration discount of $399 ends on May 22! The price goes up to $449 after that! The conference website includes a captivating schedule, showcasing 45 sessions, 4 plenary speakers, 2 keynote speakers, a solstice celebration, and a remarkable TODOS Past Presidents’ Panel and Anniversary Celebration. NOTE: The Conference Hotel is fully booked!

20th Anniversary Highlights: Student Awards

TODOS has sponsored Student Awards for students grades 5-12 since the mid 2000s. The first few years were national awards. By the late 2000s, students were selected in locations where mathematics education conferences were held and an awards ceremony honoring the students was included. Texas Instruments has sponsored the awards by providing the students with graphing calculators. Other sponsors have provided items to the students or teachers. Go to Student Awards to see a list recipients and photos since 2012.

TODOS Video Project

TODOS has over 150 videos available in its TODOS Live Vimeo Page and are seeking assistance from members who have some time to “work” on this over the summer months. Work includes viewing, editing, categorizing, and organizing. Are you available and interested? We would like to draw upon your expertise and knowledge to complete the organization of the videos. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bob McDonald

Professional Development Clip Available

Cathery Yeh is one of the invited Speakers for the TODOS 2023 Conference. She gave a presentation previously during a TODOS Online Quick Talks on Equity in August 2019 titled Countering Deficit Myths of Students with Dis/abilities and Conceptualizing Possibilities on a culturally responsive and relational approach to mathematics. View the short and powerful clip for a preview of what she has to offer.

Thanks to Outgoing Board Members and Positions

TODOS thanks the following Board members who ended their positions on April 30: Linda Fulmore, Past President and NCTM Representative; Marian Dingle, Director and Advocacy Chair; Nichole Lindgren, Director; Susie Håkansson, Member Services Chair; and Marta Civil, Research and Publications Committee Chair. Marian, Susie, and Nichole will continue to serve on the TODOS Board.

Welcome to New Board Members and Positions

The incoming TODOS Board members and positions began their term on May 1: Marian Dingle, President-Elect; Ji Yeong I, Director and Chair/Board Liaison Research and Publications Committee; Brandie Waid, Director; Susie Håkansson, NCTM Representative; Aly Martinez, Advocacy Chair; and Jon Oaks, Member Services Chair. Welcome to the new Board members Ji Yeong, Ali, Jon, and Brandie!

TODOS T-Shirts

The TODOS t-shirt campaign is available again just in time for the #TODOS2023 conference that is being held June 21-23 in Albuquerque, NM. You can purchase crew necks ($24.99 - $27.99 each plus shipping) or v-necks ($27.49 - $28.49 each plus shipping) in various colors and sizes. Purchase soon in order to receive the t-shirt before the conference. Wear your shirt at the TODOS Conference and at all mathematics education conferences!

Donate $20 for 20 Years of TODOS!

TODOS is celebrating its 20th anniversary of advocating for equity and excellence in mathematics for all. If TODOS has made an impact to you, your career, and your community, consider donating $20 for 20 Years of TODOS! This is your opportunity to inform TODOS of how much you have gained from the TODOS resources and being a member of TODOS by donating today!

Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Dual Language Education of New Mexico is offering three exciting summer institutes this year. Designed with your professional development needs in mind, this year's institutes (June 5-9) feature OCDE Project GLAD®, the AIM4S³™ Math Framework, and Translanguaging as a pedagogy. Learn more about the institute details and register.

Students Can Utilize Math Skills as an Actuary

Actuaries are invaluable professionals skilled in analyzing complex financial scenarios, assessing risk, and making informed decisions using mathematical techniques to manage uncertainty across insurance, finance, consulting, and health care. The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is an organization that provides support for actuaries at all career stages.

2023-2024 TODOS Board

Executive Team: Florence Glanfield, Marian Dingle, Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, and Nora Ramirez
Members: Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino, Diana Ceja, Theodore Chao, Bernard Frost, Monica Gonzalez, Susie W. Håkansson, Ji Yeong I, Lisa Jilk, Nichole Lindgren, Aly Martinez, Jon Oaks, Luz Maldonado Rodríguez, Erin Sylves, Brandie Waid, and Trevor Warburton