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  1. C A S Creativity, Action, & Service

  2. Only a life lived for others is worth living.” - Albert Einstein What is CAS? Creativity, Action and Service is the heart of the diploma program. 150 total hours over an 18 month period

  3. Creativity • Covers a wide range of arts and activities outside the normal curriculum. • Includes dance, theatre, music, & art. • About 50 hours

  4. Action • Participation in individual and/or team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum. • About 5o hours

  5. Service • Doing things for others and with others • Serving individuals or groups in the community. • The community may be the school or town. • May be at local, national or international level. • About 50 hours

  6. Philosophy of CAS • Establishlinks with local, national and international communities • Challenge the student • Develop a spirit of discovery and self- reliance • Encourageresponsibility • Enhancepersonal and interpersonal development through experiential learning • Providecounterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma program

  7. 8 Learning Outcomes 1. Increased awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses 2. Undertake new challenges 3. Planned and initiated activities 4. Work collaboratively with others 5.Show perseverance and commitment to your activities 6. Engage with issue of global activities 7. Consider the ethical implications of your actions 8. Develop new skills

  8. Student Responsibilities Students “own” their personal CAS program With guidance from the coordinator, students choose activities interesting and relevant to them.

  9. Student responsibilities • Set personal goals for what they hope to achieve in CAS program • Reflect on the activities • Keep a record of their activities • Show evidence of the 8 Learning Outcomes in their journal • Meet with their CAS coordinator 6 times during 18th month period

  10. Evidence of 4 criteria & 8 learning outcomes • In February/March of their senior year, students will see CAS coordinator for their final check out. • I will need to see: • All log sheets with signatures • A journal which provides evidence of learning outcomes • Journal can be a : • Web blog • Power point • Scrap book • Hand written journal • Video • Names of students who successfully fulfill the CAS requirements are recorded on IBSA by Mrs. Rasmussen. • IB periodically asks to see samples of CAS