Do I have to prove that I have met all 8 learning outcomes in my summative reflection piece?
No! Since the start of grade 11, you have been documenting your learning and by now should have ample evidence of all 8. The reflection that needs to be submitted on March 27th is an opportunity for your to capture an aspect of your CAS experience. It could be centered on one of the learning outcomes, or it could be about a particular event you are proud of, or a specific skill you feel will be of use in the future, or one of your activities you feel you learned the most from…
Do I have to submit a CAS essay on March 27th?
No! There are a myriad of ways in which you can capture an aspect of your CAS experience. You can make a video and include a voiceover, you may want to present a series of photos complete with reflective statements, you may want to cut and paste some highlights from reflections written over the last 18 months and resubmit on a word document. You can make promotional material to ‘sell’ your CAS activity to an incoming grade 10, you could write a farewell blogpost or email a url: to a video on youtube of an interview or round table conversations between you and some of the people you’ve collaborated with in your guitar club, or music band or service group.. You can.. you can.. you can…
Do I have to run around with a form an collect signatures from various supervisors?
No! You should have links or references to all of your documentation on ed admin so we can verify and authenticate it from this electronic platform. No need to waste more paper.
I got an ‘NFR’ for achievement/effort in my last report card. What does this mean?
This month is crucial for you. If an NFR was awarded, it means that at the time your CAS coordinator checked your documentation, you were (severely) lacking in sufficient evidence of having met all 8 learning outcomes. You have until the 27th March to cross reference your evidence with the learning outcomes, fill in any gaps you have, complete reflections meaningfully, authentically and in depth. And then you need to submit a thoughtful summative reflection piece. If you do all of this, you will be able to graduate.
I have more questions. How can I get them answered?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a kiCAS session. Or- swing by B17 when you are free and find support there.