LO3 – Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience


Different planning stages are interspersed throughout the year. It occurs throughout the year when we plan meetings, but occurs most frequently when competitions come up. There is a big debate competitions masterlist we use, and we decide in the beginning of the year which one we want to aim for. For example, this year we had a competition for gr 7-8s in November, and we initially thought it was unlikely we would go as the gr 7s and 8s were new to debate. But ultimately we thought that it would help motivate them to prepare more and come to more meetings, and would be a good learning experience.

About 6 weeks prior to a competition, we plan how to join the competition. The first 2 weeks is typically spent trying to advertise and get members, and the next few weeks are spent preparing for the competition. We also have to decide in the beginning of is deciding what competitions to prioritise, how to advertise them, as well as gauging interest and getting funding to actually go to competitions.

Survey to gauge interest in all competitions (https://goo.gl/forms/5UV7Ne8q3OgBiTzp1)

We put this survey out in the beginning of the year to see what competitions are the most attractive to people so we can focus more on the ones people are interested in.

Before each comp, we send emails with details for the competition to people who signed up throughout the year and in the clubs fair. We also post shorter, condensed emails in US daily announcements.

Emails to gauge interest for a particular competition

In December of this year, we requested funding from CISPA to finance more debate competitions. Below are screenshots of the proposal.

Requesting more funding for competitions



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Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.The student:
– is able to articulate the CAS stages including investigation, preparation, action, reflection (ongoing) and demonstration, moving from conceiving an idea to carrying out a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences
– demonstrates knowledge and awareness by building on a previous CAS experience
– shows initiative by launching a new idea or process
– suggests creative ideas, proposals or solutions
– integrates reflective thoughts in planning or taking initiative
– is aware of roles and responsibilities when designing an individual or collective CAS experience
– shows responsible attitude to CAS project planning
– is able to develop a coherent action plan taking into account the aim or purpose, activities and resources.