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  • 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 You can write you queries at You are invited to visit CAS Coordinator  Before or after school and by appointment  For a quick chat between classes