**XP. at Jeff Tech High in La Jolla California October 20-25 2024**

**XP. at Jeff Tech High in La Jolla California October 20-25 2024**

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XP. at Jeff Tech High is an opportunity for seven teachers from XP to visit Jeff Robin in La Jolla, California.

XP. at Jeff Tech High is an opportunity for seven teachers from XP to visit Jeff Robin in La Jolla, California.

Jeff was one of the inspirations for XP and a founding teacher at High Tech High in San Diego. He put together the concepts and pathways for students to do high-quality work that High Tech High was famous for. He will help XP teachers develop expeditions focusing on products, giving students activism, and fostering legacy so that other students, parents, faculty, and the community can see and aspire to do and make great work.

**Why is this an excellent opportunity for an XP teacher?**

Jeff will help you develop a product and process for your class expeditions, and he is not your boss. You will be away from XP, UK, and your everyday life. This will be in a creative and beautiful environment to think differently.

There are plenty of in-services, conferences, and videos to improve classroom instruction, but none like this. Jeff Robin will lend you his time, creativity, and honesty to help you do, plan, and facilitate your expeditions.

+ You will fly to San Diego and stay in La Jolla on October 19th. This development Exhibition will run from October 20th to 25th. You will create, talk, and play for a week, planning your expedition to focus on a product that will empower your students. You will leave La Jolla with your exemplar and plan in hand. You can return to Duncaster or spend the next week on your expedition.

**How can you participate?**

You need to do something. You need to create an exemplar that your students can see to illustrate the authenticity and legacy this expedition will embody.

We will ask you to walk down Jeff's path:

- Do something
- Show your students
- Show them your steps
- Exhibit their work

There is a lot of room for activism, and it requires work.

**First Step:**

Using your class subject area as a touchstone, create a proposal for an expedition focused on a legacy product that you could show your students to activate them to make their product that reflects the expedition.

In other words, imagine you were a student in your class coming up with a product you could make to show your learning in an expedition in your subject area.

Science teachers need to do science, English teachers need to write, History teachers need to discover and disseminate historical understanding, and Art teachers need to make art. (Everyone needs to make art!)

**Proposal submissions need to be in by May 27th.**

The world is not a vacuum; if you finish ahead of time, submit your ideas early, and get notes from Jeff, he is happy to help you focus your ideas. If you are selected, you must make an exemplary by September 1st.

We want you to arrive in La Jolla with an idea.

We also want to have local experts on call for advice.

If you are not selected, you still need to do this work, and Jeff can still help you with the planning you will need to do it anyway. Plus, there is always next year.

**Exemplar!**

**Exemplar!**

This is one of Jeff's ideas for an expedition between a Maths and Art class. He got the idea from visiting XP. In America, they say "Math," not Maths; that gave him the idea that everyone has their maths they use every day that they need to use, and that is why they are good at it.

The idea is that the students will interview someone about the maths they use daily. Students will then create a written interview, infographic, Mathematical notes, and problem sets for other students to practice this math. When all the students submit the interviews, infographics, and problem sets, they will make their own maths book, hitting all the requirements with activism and a legacy for future students.

The idea is that the students will interview someone about the maths they use daily. Students will then create a written interview, infographic, Mathematical notes, and problem sets for other students to practice this math. When all the students submit the interviews, infographics, and problem sets, they will make their own maths book, hitting all the requirements with activism and a legacy for future students.

**Exemplar Proposal Due March 27**

**Exemplar Proposal Due March 27**

Everyone has "their math" that they do every day, addition, geometry, calculus, algebra, and more. Not all of these people learned their daily math in school. Not all of these people have taken the math they do daily in school; they learned out of necessity. What is your Maths? Each student will interview and learn the math of someone in their lives or someone out in the world. They will learn and write up these maths with explanations, demonstrations, and problem sets. They will create a "Maths Text Book" and teach each other their Maths. After the initial interview the students will write it up, create an infographic, and problem sets using the maths that they learned. Students will teach each other. The next step is looking for specific Maths that the teacher may suggest so that the students can cover what they need to during this term. This project proves that Scope and Sequence is not entirely necessary in Mathematics, you can learn some trig, calculus, and algebra when and where you need it. Maths is not linear; it has unfortunately been taught that way for 110 years. When a student asks her mother, "what math do you use?" Then the student finds out that her mom uses optimization every day. Even though she never took calculus in school. Maths will be accessible to everyone, mathematical equity! |

The Maths of Maribel RobinJob Title: Strategy Advisor Environmental Products Trading Shell TradingYears doing this math: 25 yearsDegree: Bachelors of Science: Business AdministrationCollege: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de MéxicoMath Concept: ConversionsMaribel buys and trades Carbon Offsets. Carbon by the metric ton is how pollution is measured. To make companies and individuals care about pollution, countries around the world have monetized the trading of pollution. Offsets are the opposite of polluting, so if people don’t care about the environment, maybe they will care about making money. Some ways to offset pollution is to plant forests, use alternative power source, solar or wind and use new technologies like LED lights instead of incandescent lightbulbs. Maribel’s Math: Conversions is used to change the units of measuring the pollution of power plants, factories, and server farms into Metric Tons of Carbon. You can also measure greenhouse gas pollution for car exhaust, plane exhaust, home bbq's, and more. Along with measuring the saving of the environment by planting trees, changing technology, and alternative power production Maribel can determine how well we are abating pollution. Maribel creates like terms to that they can be added or subtracted to see how much pollution is taking place and how much the pollution is being offset. |

**Exemplar of Exhibition Due September 1st**

**Exemplar of Exhibition Due September 1st**

**Conversion Problem Set**

1) How many months of one acre of forest do you need to offset car trip from Los Angeles to New York City?

2) If your house has 100 brand new LED bulbs 3)how many Tons of Carbon do you save in 5 years?

3) If one cylinder cooks 1000 hamburgers how many light bulbs would it take to make them carbon neutral in one month?

4) How many LED light bulbs need to be changed to equal the carbon offset of 10 acres of forest in one year?