OMG! I’m not sure I can do this CAS Handbook justice by writing a review of it, but I shall try.
It. Is. AWESOME!
It’s authored by John Cannings, María Inés Piaggio, Peter Muir, and Tom Brodie, all experienced CAS Coordinators. A special shoutout goes to Tom Brodie for hooking me up with a copy to review. Thank you!
This 246 page handbook contains a WEALTH of information, some of which includes:
- An in-depth explanation of CAS, it’s purpose, and it’s meaning to the IB program
- CAS Snapshots that will give you great ideas for CAS experiences
- Color photos that are engaging
- Sample CAS proposals
- A Review and Summary of each chapter
- An explanation of the CAS Stages with Case Studies
- An in-depth chapter on Reflection
- Service-Learning with Case Studies
- TOK and the Extended Essay and how it’s all wrapped up in CAS
- CAS Projects
- Student Responsibilities
- Charts and diagrams
- Celebration ideas
- And more!
I can’t imagine the number of hours it took to write and assemble this book, but it is a gift to IB students and CAS Coordinators around the globe!
If you’re a CAS Coordinator or IB student, this could very well be the best $28 you ever spend.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough! Bravo!