3 reasons for projects in CAS

Why are projects included in CAS? I recently read a report on project based learning and the following scenario immediately resonated with my own experiences. Ever woken up late on a Saturday morning and realized that you have no milk for your coffee? You pull a coat over your pajamas, put on a hat, and run to the local shop.. Just as you are leaving the store unrecognized, a former student sees you from across the parking lot. She comes rushing towards ...

legacies – to be collected (TBC)

If you're sitting for your May session IB exams then no doubt you're in the position of making final adjustments and preparations for your own "IB T0-Do List". Internal assessments? Done. TOK essay? Check. Extended essay? Thank God it's over? CAS Journals - TBC - To Be Collected? As you prepare your CAS journals, diaries, reflections or essays for collection by your CAS Coordinators I offer you 2 invitations. Firstly, I invite you to read an interview and report from IB Global News ...

Collaborate

Whenever I interview CAS students one aspect of their reflections that stands out is that much learning derives from projects. And most frequently that learning involves working and collaborating with peers and adults from other schools in a district, or even from other states, counties and countries. Whenever a CAS student steps up to lead a project then that learning is accelerated and accentuated especially if any project team members are based in a different location. Separation can make it hard to collaborate. From ...