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Transcript of CAS@HHS

What is CAS?
CAS involves....
This presentation will give students, staff, parents, and community members an overview of the IB CAS component.
CAS in the IB DP Hexagon
CAS emphasizes experimental learning.
Experiential learning cycle
Students experience activities and then reflect on these experiences over an 18 month time frame.
Learning by doing,
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.
It's the difference between thinking about how to do things, and actually doing them...
and it's the difference between reading and discussing a social issue, and responding to it by taking action.
Experiences that involve creative thinking
get involved in art, drama, music or dance
engage in community activities and new roles
Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
Join team or individual sports and expedition.
CAS is the heart of the diploma program
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,challenging, interpersonal, volunteering opportunities in an intercultural external setting.
What is not CAS?
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
CAS aims to...
Increase awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
undertake new challenges
plan and initiate activities
work collaboratively with others
show perserverance and commitment in your activities
And to...
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
Any activity that causes division among different groups in the community.
Any passive pursuit. (Watching movies, theater, etc.)
Work experiences, internships, or apprenticeship that only benefit you.
There are 4 criteria that each proposed CAS activity must meet.
Steps to Follow
Before you start a CAS activity, make sure that it has been approved by Mr. G
Contact him with Questions
supervisor's background
time period
1. Thoughtful consideration such as
planning, reviewing progress, and reporting/documenting.
Once Your Activity is Approved
Start your activity
be on time
work hard
represent HHS
enjoy yourself
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 acheivable in scope.
These are all crucial in making the
experience as valuable as possible
Next: On Your Blog Or Managebac
record the highlights of your experience
create a reflection
provide evidence
Note Important Dates
For more information regarding CAS@HHS, please refer to the HHS IB CAS guide or contact Mr. G at chris.grzegorczyk@farmington.k12.mi.us
CAS Guidelines
On Manage BAC
you have to......
1. Write a description of your planned activity.
the guidline for the minimum amount of CAS activity is about the equivalent of a half day per school week, or approximately 150 hours in total, with a reasonable balance between creativity, action, and service.
What is it about?
How often will it take place? For how long?

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
What is your personal goal? What do you want to acheive? (8 learning outcomes)
CAS Guidelines Cont..
Provide contact details of your adult supervisor including first name, last name, Email, and phone number
students must have one CAS project which spans more than three months and bridges two CAS components each
2. Write the plan in future tense.
3. Wait for it to be approved.
one must prove that the CAS activities have resulted in the eight project projected outcomes of the project
Successful completion of CAS is required for the award of the IB diploma
Visit the CAS handbook here!
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