Enews April 2009


Volume 2, Issue 4 April, 2009

TODOS Reception in DC

Join TODOS at our annual reception on Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Congressional Room A/B at the Renaissance Hotel. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

TODOS Speakers and Sessions of Interest

Interested in the TODOS strand and other Equity Sessions in DC? See the PDF file. Thanks to Carol Edwards for compiling this list.

Annual TODOS Business Meeting

Come to the TODOS meeting during the special interest session on Wednesday April 22nd at NCSM. Meet with other TODOS members from 2:30 - 4:00 pm in room 145A at the Convention Center

Volunteers needed for TODOS Booth

Going to DC? Then consider volunteering some time at the TODOS Booth. Contact Tod Shockey if you are interested in helping out.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Math Forum at Drexel University is now accepting applications for two different online workshops (free) for teachers of grades 5-9. One focuses on algebraic reasoning and the other on probability. Sign up now!

Proposals Due Soon

Proposals for the 2010 NCTM Conference are due May 1, and proposals for NCSM are due by June 1.

Student Awards

Nominate your students! Thanks to a contribution from Casio, TODOS members will once again be able to nominate outstanding middle and high school students to receive a graphing calculator. See the Awards page for more information. If you are interested in reviewing applications please contact us.

Web Resources

The following are links created by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Latino Education Equity Index: view site

Latino Educational Equity provides three essays on best practices in Latino education in the United States: view file in PDF format.

Contact TODOS

The Electronic News will accept one advertisement per issue.

Also, if you have information for the TODOS Electronic Newsletter, in terms of math PD or other pertinent items, please contact Noemi Lopez. Relevant information will be included as space and time allow.

Share your expertise

TODOS members, do you have ideas for teaching math strategies, skills and concepts that you think are worth sharing with other TODOS members? Please send us your thoughts so we can include them in a new section of Noticias called "Teacher's Corner". Please include your name and grade level or position. Submissions should be 100 words or less. Submissions and questions should be sent to Jeanne White

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)

The freely accessibly tPoWs are problem-solving challenges modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets, Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom, or spreadsheets. At the present time eleven of the twenty-five tPoWs are also available in Spanish. Look for the link on the TODOS site under the MEMBERS tab and select The Math Forum PoW

2008-2009 Officers

    Nora Ramirez
Past President
    Miriam Leiva
Vice President

    Tod Shockey
Member at Large

    Susie Hakansson
Member at Large

    Noemi R. Lopez
Member at Large
    Luis Ortiz-Franco

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