at 11:26 am on Thursday, 5 March 2009
In 2008, IBO changed the focus of CAS from an “hours accrual” activity to a life, growth and change activity in which students worked on non-cognitive but very essential skills. Please read about it in the following booklet:ib-cas-guide
The focus is now on identifying areas of growth, planning and carrying out activities that foster that growth, and then reflecting on that growth. IBO considers CAS to be where students carry over their MYP Areas of Interaction into their budding adult lives through experiential learning. For a matrix that explains this: experiential-learning-matrix. Here are questions to consider for reflection and samples of what reflections look like: sample_reflection2, questions-for-reflection
In 2012, we are shifting to a combination of whole school goals and individual goals for each student. This way, students have a model of what goals should look like, have structured activities to participate in, and have more “hands-on” guidance on the reflection and evaluation process. With this basis, students can more confidently create their personal goals and pursue them, using the Design Cycle. Please look at the plan here: 2012_13 CAS Activities. Students must still fulfill the required number of goals for their level — 2 goals yearly for 9th and 10th, 4 goals yearly for 11th and 12th.
To record your CAS evidence, questions and reflections, we use ManageBac. Please see the following tutorials if you have questions — or go see Mr. Rigler. For grades 11 or 12: DP – Student – CAS. For grades 9 or 10: MYP – Student – C&S
For all additional information and support, go to Mr. Rigler’s CAS Blog: http://henricowarriors.org/rigler/ib-cas-page
Students will be evaluated every 9 weeks to determine if they are on track. Seniors must have all their CAS completed by mid-April. Sophomores must be complete by the end of May.
In addition to CAS requirements, students may also work towards the Community Service Learning medallion on their Virginia Diploma. This requires 80 hours of community service, pre-approved by Mr. Rigler, and documented with the appropriate forms and signatures. Please see HCPS website , http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/students/volunteer.html or Mr. Rigler for details.
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