Creativity, Action, Service PPT Gyanendra TewatiaPresentation Transcript
Creativity Action Service The Heart of the IB Programme e Gyanendra Tewatia IB DP CAS Coordinator G D Goenka world school
Extended Essay (EE)4000 word essay, on a topic of student interestProvides excellent preparation for independent study at universitylevelCreativity, Action, Service (CAS)A framework for experiential learning, involving students in newand active rolesDevelops awareness and a sense of responsibility towards thecommunityTheory of Knowledge (TOK)Critical reflection on how we know and what we knowDevelops awareness of cultural perspectives and biasesAllows for connections to be established between disciplines
What is the purpose of CAS? Involve students in new roles Develop a spirit of open-mindedness and an appreciation for lifelong learning Challenge students to enhance their personal growth Educate the whole person, not just the mind
CAS Aims Create students who are… Reflective thinkers who understand their own strengths, limitations, goals and strategies for personal growth Willing to accept new challenges and new roles Aware of social responsibilities Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects Balanced, involved in activities that are intellectual, physical, creative and emotional learning Averaging about 3 hrs/wk over 18 months (150 hrs)
New CAS New guide for candidates who will complete the Diploma from 2010. Aims have been re-written to highlight connections with the learner profile Emphasis on CAS as experiential learning New learning outcomes – shifting the focus from “hour counting” to the purpose and quality of activities Reflection but less form filling Need for a team approach
New CAS Requirements First Exams May 2010 Several key differences from “old” rules CAS Team Monitoring Acceptable Reflection Not counting hours, so how do we know if a student is doing enough? Learning outcomes are key Reinforces existing best practice
Cont. Connects to Learner Profile & CAS aims Shorter than current guide tighter focus, less repetition Aims to reduce form-filling and mechanical administration Emphasis on experiential learning Importance of reflection as part of process Need for team approach Focus on
Creativity Artistic activities including music, dance, theatre, visual arts Designing and implementing service projects Examples: Addressing world hunger or global health issues Organizing a peer tutoring group in a neighborhood Planning and implementing an activity to help middle schoolers prepare for high school
Action Participation in expeditions Individual sports Team sports Physical activity involved in carrying out service projects
Service Building links with individuals or groups in the school, community, national, and international level Doing things for others with others Examples: Tutoring or mentoring Volunteering with community organizations to help people in need Working on a conservation project
CAS should involve…….. Real, purposeful activities that student initiates, with significant outcomes Personal challenge: tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope Repeated reference/connection to the Learner Profile A clear mindset that CAS is • education of the whole person, • framework for experiential learning, • way for student to make a difference
What Makes an Activity a CASActivity? You plan it in advance and set a goal. You interact with others to work toward the goal. You can reflect on your progress during and after the activity. You meet at least one of the 8 learning outcomes.
Learning Outcomes Increase awareness of strengths and areas for growth Undertake new challenges Plan and initiate activities Work collaboratively with others Show perseverance and commitment in activities Engage with issues of global importance Consider ethical implications of your actions Develop new skills
CAS is NOT: IBDP coursework Any activity for which the student receives payment or similar benefit Tedious, repetitive work Family duties Religious devotion Unsupervised by an adult An activity that could cause division among groups in the community A passive pursuit
CAS Guiding Questions Is the activity a new role for me? Does it have real consequences for other people and myself? What do I hope to learn from getting involved? How can this activity benefit other people? On what can I reflect during this activity? What learning outcome will I achieve?
CAS Tips Enhance your Action and Creativity by performing a related Service, such as coaching younger students or volunteering to do an art project at a senior center. Enhance your Service by adding Creativity when you take on a role organizing a new dimension of the service or creating a useful tool for the service experience. Enhance your Service by adding Action, such as clearing brush for hiking trails or picking up trash from the shoreline.
CAS Expectations Approximately 150 hours over junior and senior years Concurrency of learning – sustained over 18 months; beginning 1st day junior year 8 learning outcomes Collaborative project Portfolio w/ minimum 15 pieces of documentation (reflection & evidence)
CAS Portfolio Professional look Needs to include: Summary of activities Approximate hours Reflections Evidence of activities Formal “presentation” in winter/spring senior year
Build a CAS Portfolio Possible formats: Scrap book PowerPoint PhotoStory Display board Video Other Arrange by: Activity Learning Outcome Creativity/Action/Service Chronological Other
Reflection Examples A paragraph about one of the learning outcomes What you hope to accomplish Difficulties you encountered and overcame (or why you did not overcome the difficulty yet) What you learned about yourself and/or others Abilities, attitudes, or values you developed How someone helped you think about your learning How the activity benefited others How you would improve next time How you can apply what you learned to other situations
Evidence Examples Pictures/Videos/Newspaper Program schedule/pamphlets/ ID Card Registration Slip/jersey/Certificate/ LOR Emails sent to organization or supervisor Flier you developed or used Sport schedule Audio of music you played or directed Music Notation Copy of slides from PowerPoint
CAS MANAGERManageBac Possible future use Test drive under process Details later Programme can launch on students request
What needs to be done?Before Activity begins: Submit CAS Activity/ Project Proposal formDuring Activity: Write reflections. Gather evidence. Submit copies of reflections and evidence: Attach CAS coversheet indicating learning outcome Junior year: November, February, May Senior year: August, December, March Constantly update CAS Portfolio.
Due Dates for Next Year Reflection and Evidence December junior year February junior year May junior year Portfolio Meeting Spring Portfolio complete with junior year activities Individual student meeting with CAS coordinator
IB CAS Coordinator Mr. Gyanendra Tewatia is usually in room or Fitness Center. Forms are available online at gdgws.gdgoenka.com You can write you queries at email@example.com You are invited to visit CAS Coordinator Before or after school and by appointment For a quick chat between classes