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A presentation on the importance of CAS in the IB Diploma.

A presentation on the importance of CAS in the IB Diploma.

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  • 1. NIST CAS An Introduction
  • 2. What’s the point of CAS?
  • 3. Where does CAS fit in the Diploma Programme?
  • 4. The core of the hexagon All Diploma Programme students participate in the three course requirements that make up the core of the hexagon. Reflection on all these activities is a principle that lies at the heart of the thinking behind the Diploma Programme.
  • 5. Five Minds for the Future, outlines the specific cognitive abilities that will be sought and cultivated by leaders in the years ahead.
  • 6. 5 Minds for the Future
  • 7. We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society build on the inventive, creative, empathic, big-picture capabilities of the Conceptual Age
  • 8. What makes CAS unique?
  • 9. The Experiential Learning Cycle
  • 10. I see, I forget. I hear, I remember. I do, I understand. Chinese Proverbs
  • 11. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley
  • 12. #2: Freedom to Choose
  • 13. #2: Freedom to Choose Every students CAS program is different
  • 14. By doing the IB Diploma, my courses and classes gave me an opportunity to become smarter, knowledgeable, a critical thinker; but equally important was the CAS program which enabled me to become a better person, taught me to think of others, think of the society and learn more about myself.
  • 15. In a world that requires balanced individuals with a wide range of skills I believe CAS is an opportunity to gain an ample variety of different experiences that has helped enrich not only my high school education but will also has a considerable impact on my decisions and experiences in the future.
  • 16. Creativity Action Service
  • 17. The basics of CAS
  • 18. Creativity is: Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
  • 19. The success stories of this decade will come from organisations that identify new, previously unforeseen needs and that innovate relentlessly to create solutions that are unique. This is what businesses like Apple and Google do. They are fundamentally different to most other organisations in that that they are creatively driven, not process driven.
  • 20. Creativity • NoH8 • Canterbury tales • Shakespeare Meets Bollywood • Little Superstars • Development bank • Photography • Yearbook Model United nations • Leadership of the Arts • Video editing • Fitness program creation • SEASAC T-Shirt design • Spanish Language • Chelsea football blog • Debating • Playing Ukelele • Mushie Mushie song compostion and character design • Rapping • MYP ceremony performances • Mixed Up Concert • MCing • Acting classes • Figurative drawing • NIST dance team • Playing piano • Fashion show • Thai drumming • Canterbury Tales • Bakery class • SEASAC Arts • Novel writing • Meditation camp • Language classes (mandarin, Thai, Spanish, • DJing • Origami • Driving lessons • Re-mixing songs • Global Young Leaders Conference • Jazz dance • Bangkok Charity Orchestra • Paper making • Red cross volunteer • Loy Kratong drumming • Inpsire Me musical collaboration
  • 21. Action is: Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.
  • 22. Action • Rugby • Swimming • Soccer • Basketball • Volleyball • Softball • Badminton • Running • Touch rugby • Kayaking • Muay Thai • Taekwondo • Mountain biking • Rafting • Hiking • Rock climbing • Breakdancing • Fight club • Cricket • Tennis • Squash • Skateboarding • Gym work outs • Weightlifting • Yoga • Athletics • Self defense • Scuba diving • Golf
  • 23. Service is: An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
  • 24. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
  • 25. Service • Footie for friends • Development bank • Little Superstars • Amnesty International • Clean up the reef • Tanzania project • Habitat for Humanity • CAS Build • Flood fundraising • Children of the Forest • The Charity Palette • Refereeing sport • Dreams We Believe In • NIST Fun Run assistance • Mushie Mushie • Drama backstage • Rock for smiles • Artificial Limb Project • Basketball for Buddies • Heart to heart project • Samitivej Hospital assistance • Prom organization • Learn 2 Speak Up • Supporting special needs children • Dental clinic assistant • SCAD • Homework tutoring • Mae Lid project • Wipe the Tide flood fundraiser • Art for art camp for disabled supervisor • MYP completion ceremony organization • Zoo volunteer • Y7-9 Apps Leadership • Children’s day event organizer • Creche assistant • Hill Tribe service project • Mercy centre • Shirts for charity • House leader
  • 26. It’s Not About Time
  • 27. It’s About Personal Growth
  • 28. The Eight Learning Outcomes: The Key to Unlocking CAS
  • 29. As a result of their CAS experience as a whole, including their reflections, there should be evidence that students have:
  • 30. Increased awareness of strengths and areas of growth
  • 31. Undertaken new challenges
  • 32. Planned and initiated activities
  • 33. Worked collaboratively with others
  • 34. Engaged in issues of global importance
  • 35. Shown perseverance and commitment
  • 36. Considered ethical implications of your actions
  • 37. Developed new skills
  • 38. Minimum Requirements • 150 hours is recommended
  • 39. Minimum Requirements • 150 hours is required
  • 40. Minimum Requirements • Balance of creativity, action, service
  • 41. Minimum Requirements • You need some continuity in your activities, eg, pursue a major activity for an extended period of time.
  • 42. Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. -Peter F. Drucker
  • 43. “Practice isn't the thing you do when you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success
  • 44. A Final Summary of CAS