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CAS Orientation Prezi

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Saswat Sahoo

on 4 June 2013

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CAS in the IB Program CAS is a fundamental requirement of the Diploma Program and accounts for the importance of life outside the atmosphere of erudition. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Program. CAS Requirements CAS activities must involve: CAS Learning Goals increase awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
undertake new challenges
plan and initiate activities
work collaboratively with others
show perseverance and commitment in your activities
engage with issues of global importance (Think globally, act locally)
consider the ethical implications of your actions
develop new skills
the quality of your involvement is most important What is not CAS? Steps to Follow Before you start a CAS activity, make sure that it has been approved by Mr. G Creativity, Action, Service This presentation is designed to give students, parents, and community members an overview of the IB CAS component CAS @ HHS C A S Real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
Personal challenge - tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope
Thoughtful consideration such as planning, reviewing progress, and reporting
Reflection outcomes and personal learning CAS is the heart of the DP It's the difference between THINKING about how to do things... ... And actually DOING them It's the difference between READING and DISCUSSING a social issue... ... And actually RESPONDING to it by taking action. CAS involves learning by doing... The emphasis of CAS is experimental learning
Students experience activities and then reflect on these over an 18 month time frame. ... And having balance in your life outside of the classroom CAS challenges you to develop new skills on many levels that books can't teach you Physical skills
Creative skills
Social skills CAS activities should be balanced between creativity, action, and service. Experiences that involve creative thinking Creativity Get involved in art, drama, music, or dance Engage in group activities and new roles Service An unpaid AND voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are valued and respected. Be involved in outreaching, interpersonal, volunteering opportunities in an intercultural setting Any class, activity, or project that is part of the Diploma Program Any activity which you are personally rewarded financially or with
other benefits All forms of duty within the family including chores Any religious devotion or recruitment Any activity that causes division among different groups in the
community Work experiences, internships, or apprenticeships that only
benefit you. Any passive pursuit (watching movies, theater, etc.) EACH PROPOSED CAS ACTIVITY MUST MEET FOUR CRITERIA 1. Thoughtful consideration such as planning, reviewing progress, and reporting / documenting 2. Reflection on outcomes and personal learning experiences 3. Real, purposeful activities with significant outcomes 4. Personal challenge. tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope These are all crucial in making the experience as valuable as possible On MANAGEBAC Write a description of your planned activity What is it about?
How often will it take place? For how long?
What is your personal goal? What do you want to achieve? (refer to the 8 Learning Outcomes)
Provide contact details of your adult supervisor including First and Last name, Email address, and phone number. The plan should be written in future tense. Wait for it to be approved Contact Mr. G with questions Questions regarding: Safety
Supervisor's Background
Time period you are committed. APPROVED Start your activity Be on time
Work hard
Represent HHS
Enjoy yourself Next: On your blog or MANAGEBAC Record the highlights of your experience
Create a reflection
Provide evidence CAS Guidelines Action Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle Join team or individual sports and expeditions Action may also include carrying out creative service projects as well as training for service Other ACTION Activities Action complements work elsewhere in the DP academic CAS Guidelines The guideline for the MINIMUM amount of CAS activity is approximately the equivalent of a half day per school week (three to four hours per week), or approximately 150 hours in total, with a REASONABLE, balance between Creativity, Action, and Service activities. “Hour Counting”, however, is NOT encouraged.
Students are now expected to have two CAS activities for each CAS category and students need to prove that they are participating in CAS activities on a weekly basis (though not necessarily all CAS categories each week).
Students must have one CAS project which spans more than three months and bridges two CAS components, i.e. Creativity and Service.
One must prove that the CAS activities have resulted in the eight projected outcomes of the project (one CAS activity can have multiple outcomes).
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