Lesson plan: Activity 1

Lesson plan: Activity 1

This is the 1st activity in the Maximum Impact Sequence. In this activity students will complete a Career Status Check, learn about career readiness, their project roadmap, and tools that will be used on CareerVillage.org throughout the coming weeks. This activity lays the groundwork for the course. 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 20-30 minutes to set up and should take students 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Complete a Career Status Check (CAAS-SF and Career Engagement Survey)
  2. Describe career readiness
  3. Download and save a copy of the Project Template
  4. Download and save a copy of the Reflection Log



  • Internet-connected computer


  • Internet-connected computer

Advanced Preparation

None necessary.

Begin the activity

To assign the activity to your students, email them:

  • This web page for the activity plan
  • Instructions on where they should save their Project Template
  • Instructions on how you'd like to receive their reflections
  • Reflection prompt (ie: What does career readiness mean in your own words?)
  • 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.
  • *Note: Students will be creating their account on CareerVillage.org next week so this will be the only week where the entire activity is not on the platform.

Example email:

Hi Class! Today we are beginning a new program to help you prepare for careers. The program is put together by CareerVillage.org, a nonprofit organization that helps students prepare for careers with the help of 80,000+ working professionals who have been in your shoes. At the end of this program, you'll have career goals, career plans, logs of your career prep activities, and we'll finish the program by presenting our progress to each other as part of a capstone project. The program takes 20 hours to complete, and is broken up into about 40 small activities. You may work on the activities independently, but please don't skip ahead to future activities — I'll assign each activity to the class one at a time. They have created a curriculum for us to get you all career ready, a concept we are going to talk more about later. It's time to start the first activity: Please open this link and follow the steps in order to learn more what we're going to be doing together, and follow the steps on that page. When asked to save the Project Template, please save it to this Drive folder here so we can all see each others' work. 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 does career readiness mean in your own words?

Background Knowledge

  • Instructors should be aware of what career questions on CareerVillage.org look like, and that they will get answered by real working professionals in the days and weeks after they are first posted.
  • Additional resources: The educator resource page is available here.


  • Baseline: Students will set baseline scores for career maturity, career engagement, and other related measures in a Career Status Check. Educators who request it will be sent a copy of student results at the class level. To request scores, please contact us here.
  • Formative: Instructor should collect student reflections (by email or any other method)
**Please Note: We can only give score results for students that are in your CareerVillage classroom.


If you have questions, feedback, or suggestion on this Lesson Plan, please contact us here.