Presentation on theme: "CAS 2014-2015 Creativity, Action Service. CAS in Sum page 1: a)Min. 3 to 5 activities per semester with CAS averaging 3-4 hours per week. b)Seniors: CAS."— Presentation transcript:
CAS in Sum page 1: a)Min. 3 to 5 activities per semester with CAS averaging 3-4 hours per week. b)Seniors: CAS project proposal due by September 30 for. Project started by October 31 st. More on Project later in ppt. c)Juniors: CAS project proposal on ManageBac by March 31 st. More on Project later in ppt. d)Simple rule is that CAS is significant in some way and is not “going through the motions” e)If you’re passionate about it, or it is “out of your comfort zone”-- guarantees a good CAS activity. f)Dedication and devotion to any worthwhile organization, team, club is excellent CAS!
Cas in Sum page 2… a)Must demonstrate significance to you or to the people or organization your activity serves. b)Not all activities will or can be of “super significance” --- but goal is to tap into your full abilities. c)ALL THREE areas of CAS must be represented (it’s given you may favor one area over another…) d)Must show ALL 8 learning outcomes, with evidence, reflection, documentation posted for each one. e)IB defines CAS on average 3 to 4 hours per week. More some week, less hours the next. f)CAS is not counting hours, but is engaging in experiential learning through worthwhile endeavors.
Junior Deadlines: September 30 1 ST INTERVIEW Successful ManageBac log-on---know how to access and use ManageBac. Upload your 1 st interview - see your advisor for help if necessary. Meet with advisor in person, during class, after school, or by appointment. March 31 Minimum of 5 CAS activities listed on ManageBac. CAS Project Proposal posted on ManageBac - be sure to check the “Is this a CAS Project” box. Teams of 3 people can join for one CAS project. April 30 Minimum of 5 completed activities posted on ManageBac. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Complete summaries, reflections, CAS Questions, and add Evidence BEFORE requesting Supervisor Review. Use “ CAS Questions” Tab, and “Reflections” tab. Completed Activities Contain: Summaries, Reflection, Evidence/Documentation (such as pictures, blogs, videos, print media, websites etc.), CAS Questions answered, Supervisor Review received by advisor thru ManageBac email or hardcopy. CAS Questions must be answered; and Reflection / documentation must be entered under ManageBac “Reflections Tab”—PRIOR TO REQUESTING SUPERVISOR REVIEW Projects must show planning, collaboration, and leadership on your part.
Senior Deadlines: September 30 Meet with your CAS advisor in person, during class, after school, or by appointment to discuss your CAS Project. Your responsibility to contact your advisor. Show evidence of continuous use of the ManageBac system. This includes reading and responding to CAS advisor communications via ManageBac. October 31 Verifiable evidence posted on ManageBac showing the initiation of your CAS project—there must be solid evidence of your involvement. January 31 Minimum 10 completed CAS activities - one of these being your completed project. February 28 3 rd Interview: CAS Completed If above requirements are met - CAS is complete. I ncomplete Documentation and Reflective writings must be completed in February. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Complete summaries, reflections, CAS Questions, and add Evidence BEFORE requesting Supervisor Review. Use “ CAS Questions” Tab, and “Reflections” tab. Completed Activities Contain: Summaries, Reflection, Evidence/Documentation (such as pictures, blogs, videos, print media, websites etc.), CAS Questions answered, Supervisor Review received by advisor thru ManageBac email or hardcopy. CAS Questions must be answered; and Reflection / documentation must be entered under ManageBac “Reflections Tab”—PRIOR TO REQUESTING SUPERVISOR REVIEW Projects must show planning, collaboration, and leadership on your part.
CAS websites: 1.ManageBac: https://lecanto.managebac.com/loginhttps://lecanto.managebac.com/login 2. this powerpoint http://lhsib.weebly.com/cashttp://lhsib.weebly.com/cas 3. CAS classroom pg. http://lhscarella.org/CAS.htmlhttp://lhscarella.org/CAS.html 4.LHS CAS Page http://www.citrus.k12.fl.us/lhs/http://www.citrus.k12.fl.us/lhs/ (includes this ppt. under faculty carella) 4. Global Engage: http://globalengage.ibo.org /http://globalengage.ibo.org /
Creativity includes the arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking. This area also includes the creativity in designing and implementing service projects. It is being actively involved in creative activities Music, drama, art, computer web design, theatre production, technology, construction. Helping design a fundraiser can be creative Teaching music to peers /students is both creative and service Attending a play or concert is passive and not CAS But if you give your own talk or presentation about a concert you attended to others—this is CAS
Creativity in CAS is attending any summer academic or enrichment program such as Girls State
Action physical exertion contributing to healthy lifestyle. includes any varsity or competitive sport any recreational, intramural, or individual sport. can be taking part in special trips, or excursions. is also participating in local or international projects. is any physical exertion involved in any endeavor.
CAS Action is any recreational, competitive, community, varsity, or individual sports participation..
Action …. continued Action is any physical exertion / work performed during any creative or service activity. If you are setting up chairs at a fundraiser--- it’s action. If you are performing dance, theatre, or music, it’s action (along with creativity) If you perspire --- usually it’s action..
Service is… unpaid / voluntary exchange that has learning benefit. interaction with others in the community. numerous community and social service activities. NHS,Key Club, SGA, Interact,virtually all LHS clubs and org. volunteering: helping children with special needs, hospice, hospital, civic or school organizations all are CAS.
CAS Service is ALL NHS Activities: such as stenciling LHS Hallways
Eight CAS Learning Outcomes 1.Increased awareness of strengths and areas for growth 2.Undertook new challenges 3.Planned and initiated activities 4.Worked collaboratively 5.Showed perseverance and commitment 6.Engaged with issues of global importance 7.Considered the ethical implications of actions 8.Developed new skills
CAS Learning outcomes 1 thru 4 1.Increased awareness of strengths and areas for growth achieved through experiences which test, develop and extend skills and abilities which grow your overall competence 2. Undertook new challenges achieved by taking on a new or significantly extending an existing activity 3. Planned and initiated activities achieved with thoughtful discussion of and clearly defined areas of personal and group responsibility 4. Worked collaboratively achieved by working in at least one project collaboratively which integrates at least two of Creativity, Action, and Service in one project
CAS Process 1… a)THINK about what you want to do and how you want to spend your time completing your CAS hours. b)Make sure it's meaningful, meets the learning objectives. c)Arrange for your adult supervisor who will follow through and complete a short evaluation on your participation when finished d)Everyone at LHS along with countless people in the community can be resources for you and your development of CAS. e)Enter you activity into ManageBac, and wait for approval from your advisor. f)Be careful to not over-claim or under-claim learning objectives. g)Be sure to enter a short description and supervisor PHONE and EMAIL information to get pre-approval
CAS Process 2… a)After activity is over---upload evidence (journal, photos, blog, scanned documents) of your activity on to ManageBac. b)Be sure to REFLECT, by answering answer CAS questions on ManabeBac Reflections tab. c)Request supervisor evaluation through ManageBac AFTER activity is complete, CAS questions answered, and Reflections are done--- otherwise ManageBac will lock you out of that activity. d)Check ManageBac to see if supervisor reviews post. e)Valid supervisor reviews are a non-negotiable. Seniors need them in by January 31. f)Activities that have no supervisor reviews will need to be deleted. See your advisors for help… g) main problem is late supervisor reviews…. avoid this… communicate with your supervisors!
Three Steps to CAS Completion: 1. Approval--- Must have ADULT SUPERVISOR email & phone 2. Document--- Use ManageBac as “digital scrapbook”. 3.Reflect --- Without reflection, activities are not finished.
1.Obtain Approval from your LHS CAS advisor: Mr. Carella or Mr Buettner a)Must obtain advisor approval on ManageBac first b)ADULT SUPERVISOR name, email AND phone c)enter description & above info. Into ManageBac d)Wait for approval before beginning…
Must provide Supervisor name, email & phone and select learning objectives to add any CAS activity…
a)All members of the LHS School Faculty and Staff are part of the IB diploma and are therefore part of the CAS team. b)Any teacher, coach, administrator, or staff member of LHS is eligible to be your adult supervisor and mentor for your CAS activities. c)Qualified adults in the community will also serve as your CAS supervisors. d)CAS advisors will also come from outside of Citrus County. CAS Supervisors…who are they?
2. Document: ManageBac is a“digital scrapbook”. a)Documentation is mandatory per IB.ORG b)Upload evidence and documentation to ManageBac. c)This pictures, video –audio files, articles, programs etc. d)Documents are easily uploaded to ManageBac e)Obtain SUPERVISOR REVIEWS (ManageBac email or hardcopy) f)Stay Current –Avoid reconstructing everything afterwards
Upload Photo evidence; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Logs and sign in sheets are excellent documentation: upload evidence to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Copies of EMAILS are excellent documentation: upload evidence to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Upload news article evidence to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Photo evidence of shirts with names –good documentation! Upload to “Reflections Tab” ; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Upload Participation Certificates as evidence to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Schedules with your name are excellent CAS evidence– upload to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
Emails you send are excellent evidence documentation
Photos of club meetings are acceptable CAS evidence– upload to “Reflections Tab”; Answer CAS questions—then request supervisor review!
First documentation is to upload your CAS 1 st Interview and Reflection to ManageBac
Uploaded documentation files on your ManageBac screen…
Reflection 1… a)Answer CAS questions in Reflection Tab on ManageBac b)Reflect on your CAS activities every few weeks and at conclusion. c)Post or link journaling, blogs and reflective writing to ManageBac d)Without reflection, CAS activities are not finished.
Reflection 2… Reflection is not always easy, it needs to be developed. Kinds of Reflection: Public or private Individual or shared Objective or subjective Various kinds of reflection work for different people. TOK (Theory of Knowledge) will help with CAS reflections…
Reflective questions.. Summarize and explain what you hoped to accomplish… How successful were you in achieving your goals? What were difficulties & how did you overcome them? What did you learn about yourself and others? What abilities,attitudes & values have you developed? Who helped you process what you learned? Who else helped and how? How did this activity/project benefit others? What might you do differently next time to improve? Can you apply what you learned elsewhere?
Supervisor Review “CAS Completion Form” Request “Supervisor Review” through ManageBac AFTER finishing activity and finishing CAS Questions and Reflections. Hard Copy “CAS Completion Form” is on “Worksheet” screen- can be printed CAS Completion Form Hard Copy “Request Supervisor Review”
CAS Project 1… a) min. of one project is a CAS requirement b)Project:teamwork,collaboration,leadership c) minimum of two or three people… d)uses two of Creativity, Action, & Service e) project must be of “significant” duration f)can be local or international in nature..
CAS Project 2… a) is more than an activity you simply attend… b)plan, design, and create in collaboration with peers.. c) can be a one-time event, such as a fundraiser d)Is an ongoing – continuous activity e)Projects run the gamut… it can be high end or low key f)only requirement is planning and collaboration
Colors for CASA: Project of Hannah Huntington and Amanda Pitre
CAS is supporting Unicef through Key Club’s yearly collection. Local Unicef collection directly helps children victims of the civil war n Syria. UNICEF is most committed provider of humanitarian assistance. Taking the lead on a collection drive could be the CAS project for several students. “ Syria records its millionth child refugee….”