Published on March 10, 2014
Creativity Action Service An Introduction for Parents and Students http://www.slideshare.net/mrsmithtgs
IB Learner Profile Inquirers - They develop their natural curiosity, have the skills to conduct research and actively enjoy learning. Knowledgeable - They explore a broad range of concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. Thinkers - They exercise initiative and make reasoned, ethical decisions. Communicators They express information creatively and work effectively in collaboration with others. Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of justice. Open-minded - They evaluate a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience. Caring - They have a personal commitment to service, and show compassion towards the needs of others. Risk-takers - They approach unfamiliar situations with courage and are articulate in defending their beliefs. Balanced - They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to well-being. Reflective - They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations.
What is CAS? CAS is one of three essential elements in the IB Diploma Program experience Creative: arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit
What are the goals of CAS? CAS aims to develop students who are: Reflective thinkers Willing to accept new challenges and new roles Aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects Balanced
Why is it important? At ISK we are dedicated to excellence in both academics and PERSONAL development. CAS enables students to enhance their personal learning through experiential learning. The CAS program is challenging and enjoyable- it is a personal journey of self-discovery! Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person. Wilfred Peterson
How is CAS different from other service learning? Many components and aims will continue: plan, act, reflect; and the goal of creating a better and more peaceful world. Emphasis for younger students was on developing an awareness of community, but in CAS there is growing involvement in service to the community, in line with students’ maturity and autonomy. Students will have more opportunity to take responsibility for their experiences, take risks, and challenge themselves.
What is my role? Over the next two years I will work with you to plan, do, and reflect in order to achieve the eight specific CAS outcomes: Increase your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth Undertake new challenges Plan and initiate activities Work collaboratively with others
Show perseverance and commitment in your activities Engage with issues of global importance Consider the ethical implications of your actions Develop new skills To know the road ahead, ask those who are coming back. - Chinese proverb
Communication Email – email@example.com Facebook – TGS IB CAS group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tgs.ib. cas/ Wordpress http://tgscas.wordpress.com/ Managebac – how the students plan, track and record their activities. They can take you through this.
What is expected of the student? Plan, do, reflect Undertake at least one interim review and one final review with me Take part in a range of activities, including at least one project- some of which you have initiated yourself Keep records of your activities and achievements Show evidence of achievement of the eight learning outcomes
Examples of Successful CAS Projects Creativity: Form a band and schedule a performance Organize a talent show Paint with a group at a mentally disabled facility Photography Organize a city beautification project
Examples of Successful CAS Projects Action: Give dance lessons at a community center Teach football to youth Give swimming lessons to underprivileged children Join a new team sport (or individual) with which you are unfamiliar
Examples of Successful CAS Projects Service Read to the blind Serve meals at the city mission Take your pet to a home for the elderly for ‘Pet Therapy’ Organize an environmental clean-up day Tutor a younger / older person
Thank you! The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. ~ Robert Cushing ~ You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ~ Maya Angelou ~
International Student Conference The IBWSC is Hosted in a creative and inspiring university setting, IB students from around the world collaborate to develop innovative solutions to global issues. Students hear from inspiring speakers, engage in thoughtful inquiry focused on the conference theme in small sessions, and participate in excursions and recreational activities These experiences encourage building meaningful relationships with peers and developing international understanding and leadership skills that benefit participants far beyond the conference week.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA 6-12 July Empowering Diversity: exploring ways to make an impact in all communities University of Bath, UNITED KINGDOM 27 July- 02 August Urban Planning: Building the city of the future
Costs Students register for the conference and pay direct to IB for this portion of the conference (US$925) This covers all costs from landing at the conference to leaving the conference. Flight costs are extra and will be booked as a group with one teacher chaperone. UK - $2800, Australia - $750 (approx)
So… what is the next step ? Some of you have emailed me already to say you are interested in one of the conferences. Please fill in the handout available and return the permission slip to me in the social sciences office – top floor of the Ralph Roberts building.
Some photos of the Hong Kong IBWSC http://www.flickr.com/photos/crispysmith /sets/72157635043472638/ See this presentation at http://www.slideshare.net/mrsmithtgs
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