Lesson plan: Activity 17

Lesson plan: Activity 17

This is the 17th activity in the Jumpstart Sequence. In this activity students will work on their To Do Lists. Students should be able to complete this activity almost 100% self-guided. It could be done in class, or assigned as independent work. This activity should take you 10-20 minutes to set up and should take students 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Update their To Do List(s)
  2. Add new to dos
  3. Reflect



  • Internet-connected computer


  • Internet-connected computer

Advanced Preparation

No advanced preparation is required.

Begin the activity

Step 1: Email instructions to your students

To assign the activity to your students, email them:

  • This web page for the activity plan
  • Ask your students to share a reflection (usually a short 1-5 sentence written response to a prompt)
  • Instructions on how you'd like to receive their reflections
  • Reflection prompt (ie: What progress have you made on checking things off your to do list? If you haven't made progress, why?)
  • A reminder that they should keep track of their reflections so that they can read them later which will help them for their Project Status Reports and the "growth" portion of their Final Presentation.

Example email:

Hi Class! Here is today's CareerVillage activity. Today we will be working on our To Do List(s). I have created an assignment for you all in our classroom. It's time to start the activity: Please open this link to watch short video to learn more what we're going to be doing together, and follow the steps on that page. Please complete this activity by [DUE DATE HERE] At the end of the activity, you should reply to this email with a reflection. Be sure to keep track of your reflections so you can read them later in the course. Reflection prompt: What progress have you made on checking things off your to do list? If you haven't made progress, why?

Step 2: Set up a CareerVillage Assignment to track student completion

  • Go to your Educator dashboard and create an assignment:
  • Assignment Type: To Do List
  • Assignment description (Please feel free to tailor this message): Update your To Do List by checking off items you've completed. Check to see if any professionals have made suggestions to your list and whether you want to add them! Then, add 3 new to dos! With any extra time, start knocking items off the to do list and take action!

Need a refresher on how to create an assignment? Click here.

Background Knowledge

  • Additional resources: The educator resource page is available here.


  • Formative: Instructor should collect student reflections (by email or any other method)


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