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IB - CAS. C reativity A ction S ervice. Hexagon. What is CAS?. CAS is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve you in new roles. The emphasis is learning by doing and then reflecting on these experiences. Should be working in groups and include new roles for you.

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ib cas

IB - CAS

Creativity Action Service

what is cas
What is CAS?
  • CAS is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve you in new roles.
  • The emphasis is learning by doing and then reflecting on these experiences.
  • Should be working in groups and include new roles for you.
c a s goals
C.A.S. Goals
  • An appreciation of the potential of the human spirit.
  • Knowledge, skill and understanding.
  • An awareness of humanitarian issue across the world.
  • A recognition that education imposes lifelong ethical responsibilities.
  • Confidence in one’s ability to initiate and adapt to change.
creativity
Creativity
  • Wide range of arts and other activities outside the normal curriculum which include creative thinking in the design and carrying out of service activities.
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Creativity
  • Music (Recitals, competitions, performances, lessons, NOT practices)
  • Art, Dance, Theater (Recitals, competitions, performances, lessons, NOT practices)
  • Photography (beyond just taking snapshots)
  • Learning experienced outside of school that does NOT count toward a diploma (An art class at a local college, learning another foreign language, a sign language class outside of school)
  • Planning events and projects for a school, community or international organization (Ultimate Frisbee tournament to raise money for removal of Land Mines)
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Creativity

More Examples:

  • Newspaper or Yearbook (Outside of school day and beyond what normal homework would require)
  • Planning Youth Group Activities
  • Teaching a language to recently arrived immigrant children
  • Raising funds for Amnesty International/Greenpeace/World Wide Fund for Nature
action
Action
  • Participation in expeditions, individual and team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum.
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Action
  • Examples
      • Sports Games
      • Implementing and carrying out club activities such as outings or service projects
      • Planning special events in the school and community
      • Scouting activities
      • Coaching little league teams
      • Running a 5k
      • Canoe trips/Camping
      • Youth Group activities
      • Learning new activities (Gymnastics, Scuba-diving, Lifeguard)
service
Service
  • Projects and activities involve interaction with individuals and groups in the community. The community may be your school, the local district or it may be at national or international level.
  • Service activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment with them.
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Service
  • Fund raising/Coat drive
  • Working in a museum (volunteer)
  • Participating in a summer work project (internship)
  • Building houses (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Tutoring children
  • Implementing and carrying out club activities such as outings or service projects
what is not cas
What is not CAS
  • Any class activity or project, anything assigned a grade
  • Any activity you get paid for
  • Doing simple or repetitive work
  • Forms of duty within family
  • Fund-raising without a goal
  • Activity without a supervisor
  • Activity which causes division among community
  • Music/dance/theater rehearsals
  • Club meeting/sports practice
  • Religious activities
  • Political activities
guiding questions ask yourself
Guiding Questions:Ask Yourself
  • Is the activity a role for me?
  • Is it a real task I am undertaking?
  • Does it have real consequences for other people and for me?
  • What do I hope to gain from this?
  • How does this activity benefit others?
  • What can I reflect on during this activity?

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proposal
Proposal
  • If you question whether an activity will count or not…..

best policy don’t assume

  • Fill out proposal form on IB/CAS website and turn in to Ms. Siter if you aren’t sure.
evaluation
Evaluation
  • Informal- Adult leader, informal discussion, meeting with L.E.A.P.
  • Formal-IB forms:
          • CAS focus sheets
          • Proposal
          • CAS/AEF
          • CAS/AEF Activity Sign off
          • CAS/SFS
  • Progress reports give CAS hours
reflective forms
Reflective Forms
  • Will ask:
    • Personal development as a result of activity
    • Understanding, skills and values
    • How did you help
    • Your strengths and weakness
  • MUST fill out with adult signature or hours don’t count
  • 75 hours REQUIRED by end of junior year
cas forms
CAS forms
  • Proposal
  • CAS/AEF
  • CAS/SFS
  • Final activity
  • Download CAS booklet on website- “BTHS CAS Booklet” http://www.bths.mcvsd.org/Welcome.html
resources national
Resources: National
  • American red cross: www.redcross.org
  • YMCA www.ymca.net
  • Key Club www.keyclub.org
  • Salvation army www.salvationarmy.org
  • Learn and Serve America www.learnandserve.gov
  • Youth service America www.SERVEnet.org
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