The CAS Project is a student -initiated experience covering one or more (or ALL) of the CAS strands. The CAS Project must be one month in duration and collaborative in nature. Students at MLC have coordinated Black History Month, run soccer tournaments and directed theater. There are many examples of CAS Project ideas online and in the MLC CAS Handbook as well as the CAS textbook which can be found HERE.
What do CAS Projects Involve?
The following is from the IB website and can be referenced HERE.
What do CAS projects involve? CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences and at least one project. These should involve:
Example of a creativity project
- For a creativity project, a talented musician could learn a particularly difficult piece, or a different style of playing.
- Read our blog about a group of students in New York who produced and performed a play to raise awareness of a real-world issue.
Example of an activity project
- Activity projects do not have to be sports-related or competitive. A valuable activity project could help a student overcome a personal fear, such as rock climbing.
- Read our blog about a student in Australia who achieved his dream of becoming a youth soccer coach through CAS.
Example of a service project
- Service projects must be beneficial for the community as well as providing a learning opportunity for the student.
- Read our blog about students in Indiana who organized a huge recycling drive to help an IB World School in Flint, Michigan.
The CAS project can address any single strand of CAS, or combine two or all three strands of creativity, activity and service.
CAS Project Stages
Investigating - look into the idea of your project, uncover the facts and get important questions answered.
Planning - set up a timeline and determine what is going to happen....and when!
Taking Action - make it happen
Reflection - Reflection is an ONGOING process! Continually evaluate the process and the progress and make your thinking visible.
Demonstration - show us what you learned!