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1UAIS IB Diploma Parent Presentation September 9, 2014
2Tonight’s Goals/Objectives Provide a general overview of special program requirements: Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and Extended Essay (EE), and Theory of Knowledge (TOK)Review requirements for IB diploma eligibilityExplain the general roles and responsibilities of students, teachers, and parentsDiscuss support structure and communications with parents
3General Regulations: Diploma Programme Please return by Tuesday, Sept 16th, 2014.Document for students & their legal guardiansContent and requirements of the IB Diploma (art.8)Award of the IB Diploma (art. 13)Recognition of the IB Diploma (art. 5)Academic infringement and malpractice (art )Plagiarism and falsifying CAS records
5CAS Definition (Broad) Creativity: arts and other experiences that involve creative expression or designAction: physical exercise that contributes to a healthy lifestyleService: unpaid, voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the studentAll three components center on experiential learning.
6CAS Community Service At least 150 hours Less than 75 hours Goal-oriented Hour-orientedOngoing evaluation by interviews Single evaluation by completionInternationally-minded Locally focusedRequires extended project Requires noneRequires deep reflection Requires minimal or no reflectionActivities demand personal challenge Activities often menial in natureCreativity and action required Only service required
7CAS Requirements for IB Diploma At least 150 total hours of CASSustained 18 months (no interruptions)Completion of one extended CAS projectSustained reflectionsAdequate balance of creativity, action, and serviceCompletion of five personal interviews with CAS advisor
8CAS Requirements for IB Diploma CAS is not awarded points on the traditional 45-point scaleAdvisors recommended pass or fail conditionFailure renders the student automatically ineligible for the IB diploma
9CAS Advisors (UAIS Teachers) Conduct student interviewsMonitor range of activities and reflectionsHelp students develop and alter goalsRead and respond to reflectionsVerify involvement of CAS supervisorsHelp troubleshoot potential issuesMake final recommendations (pass/fail) to coordinator
10CAS Supervisors & CAS Safety Required for activities/projectsProvides guidance/trainingMonitors attendanceReport on student performanceCan be teachers or other adults in the local community, but not UAIS parents or family membersKnow the key players in their CAS world!
11Managebac (uais.managebac.com) Funded through IB Parent BoostersWebsite storage facility for all CAS and other IB-related student informationAll documentation, proposals, and reflections are virtual
12Extended Essay Between 3,500-4,000 words Subject area of choice for studentsInvolves university-level researchCompleted outside of courseworkRepresents a 40-hour commitmentExternally assessed by IBO evaluatorTraining begins late fall of junior year
13Role of Supervisors A UAIS teacher who: Uses expertise in subject area to provide advice and guidance to students, for a total of four hoursHelps define research questionAids in the research processReads and comments on one draftSubmits a predicted grade to the IBO
14The UAIS EE Schedule Process begins junior year Topics chosen/supervisors assigned early 2014Research period/OU field trip in spring 2015Summer homework focus: CAS/EE/CollegeRough draft due first day of senior yearFinal draft due no later than December 2015
16Academic Integrity Ultimate responsibility lies with student Works or ideas of others must be correctly acknowledgedSupervisor confirms that the EE the student submits is authentic work of the studentBoth plagiarism and collusion—accidental or not—are forms of malpracticeAny falsified CAS document, including reflections, is grounds for malpractice
17Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Prior to TOK – 16 yearsAcquire vast amounts of knowledge, beliefs and opinions from academic disciplines and their lives outside the classroomDuring TOK – 2 yearsStudent as the ‘knower’Critical thinkersKnowledge questions– different DP subjects, CAS experience, Extended Essay research, real world application
18Knowledge QuestionsHow is the meaning of what is said affected by silences and omissions, pace, tone of voice and bodily movement? How might these factors be influenced in turn by the social or cultural context?Is reason purely objective and universal, or does it vary across cultures? Is logic purely objective and universal?
19International dimensions Attributes a citizen of the world needs:Self-awarenessReflective, critical approachInterest in other people’s points of viewA sense of responsibility
20The Assessments Students need to complete two assessments: External Assessment— Word EssayThis is NOT a research paperInternal Assessment—Oral Presentation (10 minutes)Student created knowledge issue
22UAIS Intervention System Level 1: Student informed via and CCed to Yeokum, Spear, and Layson; alternate deadline setLevel 2: Student informed via and CCed to Yeokum, Spear, and Layson; parent contact by teacher warning of DP eligibility implications; alternate deadline setLevel 3: Student informed via that diploma eligibility status is temporarily suspended until student responds; meeting to plan solution with Mr. Spear and Mr. Layson; parent contact by coordinator
23UAIS Intervention System Sets specific internal deadlines among students and teachersRequires communication with parents to help address the issueProvides a specific, individualized student plan to catch upMaximizes IB diploma eligibility
24DP Dos for ParentsMake the core (TOK, CAS, EE) as much a part of your school discussions as classesBe informed and responsible about their activitiesProvide transportation for CAS and EE requirementsEncourage completion of full EE draft and CAS Extended Project before senior year beginsSuggest activities/projects that may develop future career skillsUtilize the DP Parent Calendar!
25DP Don’ts for ParentsFocus too narrowly on grades at the expense of the core requirements of the programShy away from asking your child questionsFill up the summer between junior and senior yearAssume that your otherwise responsible child will handle all of this gracefully