August 2023 Enews
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Volume 16, Issue 8 August 2023

From the TODOS President

I start this writing with a quote from the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyere, Tanzania's first president (1961-1985). "It can be donem play your part!" Nyere is described in a variety of ways in numerous writings as an anti-colonial activist, political theorist, and politician. The way that I've come to know this leader is through my ongoing relationships with Tanzanian colleagues. Julius Nyere's first profession was teaching, and hence the term "mwalimu" (which is teacher in kiswahili). I've come to .... Go to the President's full message.

Nominate Yourself or a TODOS Member

Do you know a TODOS member who would bring valuable experience, perspective, and judgment to the TODOS Board of Directors? Identify talented, energetic individuals who are qualified to assume the position of Vice President or Director. Nominees must have been a TODOS member in good standing for at least one year prior to the close of the nomination period. Nominations are open September 1 to October 15. Go to the following forms to apply: Nominations Form for Vice President, and Nominations Form for Director.

Fostering Support for Multilingual Learners

TODOS and NCTM are funding its 7th annual MET grant that 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 NCTM member and one TODOS member who teaches at the school. These memberships must be current at the time of application. Go to the application information. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2023.

20th Anniversary Highlights: Photos From 2013

Did you attend the 2013 NCSM or NCTM Conferences? Photos were taken of some TODOS events, and you may have been included in one or more of them. The photos are numbered and are view only, but you can download them. Select grid layout to view thumbnails of all photos at once. If you wish to edit a name, send the editor the slide number and name of individual(s). In future Enews, photos from other years will be featured.

Get Your TODOS Membership Card Today!

Hello TODOS members! Did you know you can print your very own TODOS membership card directly from our website? This card symbolizes your dedication to equitable mathematics education. Simply log into the members' area on the TODOS website and navigate to 'Membership Card' to print yours. It's a tangible reminder of your commitment to our community and the strides we're making in mathematics education. Don't miss out; print your card today!

Professional Development Committee Features Podcast

The TODOS PD Committee is featuring the TODOS podcast from Season 1 where two teachers from the Nepantla Teachers Community share their thoughts on finding community. This podcast speaks to the question of building communities to sustain ourselves and each other. The two founders of the Nepantla Teachers Community speak to the roles of identity, tensions, and finding your people to sustain yourself in mathematics teaching.

TODOS Video Project

The TODOS Video Project works with the TODOS Vimeo Page to make Video sessions more impactful for the TODOS Community. How best to do this? Send your thoughts and ideas to the TVP Project.

TODOS Vimeo Channel Under Construction

As the TODOS Live! Vimeo Channel is being reorganized, some of the older links to videos may not work. If that occurs, contact us and we'll do our best to find the video. Check the TVP Roadmap.

Help Wanted!

The TODOS Video Project (TVP) is in need of assistance in the reorganization efforts. There is much to do from video editing to working with files. Contact Bob McDonald if you are interested or have questions.

NCTM Annual Meeting and NCTM Research Conference

The NCTM 2023 Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held October 25-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Connect with thousands of mathematics education professionals. The NCTM 2023 Research Conference will be held October 24-25 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center and the Convention Center. Early registration for both closes August 30. TODOS will have a booth at the NCTM Meeting (see more information in the Sept. Enews).

Private Tour of the Molina Gallery: October 26

TODOS members are invited to a private tour of the Molina Gallery at the National Museum of American History, which highlights key concepts, moments and biographies that illuminate the historical and cultural legacies of the Latinx communities in the U.S. For those interested and able to attend, please fill out this interest form. The tour is scheduled for 3pm Wednesday, October 26 prior to the opening keynote at the NCTM Annual Conference in DC. Space is limited.

Bring Joy Back to the Classroom With MATHLINKS

At the Center for Mathematics and Teaching, we write materials that are accessible to all learners, including English learners. We are proud to announce that MathLinks: Core (2nd ed) Grades 6-8 is available to pilot and use now. Read about this program and its guiding principles. CMAT also supports intervention with MathLinks: Essentials. Learn more and let us help you design your course or summer program. Contact Cynthia Raff for more information.

Tenure Track Position Open at SDSU

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in data science/statistics education. Candidates should have a solid background in statistics and mathematics/statistics/data science education, strong potential for research, and plans for extramural funding. See the announcement for details.

Resources for Students' Actuarial Exam Journey

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) designed the Diversity Exam Reimbursement Program and the Needs-Based Exam Reimbursement Program to provide financial assistance to eligible students pursuing actuarial exams, as well as encourage the growth and expansion of the profession. Learn more about eligibility for either of these programs to share with your students.

Call for Book Chapters

How do approximations of practice forefront or shadow issues of equitable teaching? Consider submitting a chapter in the upcoming book Promoting Equity in Approximations of Practice for Preservice Mathematics Teachers. The goal is to bring together the leaders in this work and to collectively make space to consider more equitable mathematics instruction. For more information go to the Call for Chapters. Proposals are due October 1.

Your TODOS Membership

Hi . Your Membership in TODOS expires on . TODOS values your support of TODOS and commitment to all students. Consider becoming a member of TODOS' newest Special Interest Group: TOD∀XS=. Membership is $5 per year and renewable when your TODOS membership is up for renewal. To join now, contact the editor to make special arrangements.

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 Friday, September 15 for the September 2023 Enews.

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