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a graphic that says "Let's set some goals!" light blue background, gold text, pink hands raised in the air, and white star symbols Never Stop Working for YOU-Short Term Plans

A short term goal is something you want to accomplish in a short amount of time.  For example, by the end of Summer.  A long term plan is something you want to accomplish in a long amount of time, like by the end of the year or in the next five years.  We will explore how to plan and set goals for a short amount of time.

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: 10th grade to age 21

Materials Needed:

A note-taking system, Google docs, iPad, or a braille device or recording device.


Some of these terms may seem brand new so take some time to look them up and they will be part of your vocabulary too: short term plan, transition,


Check out this planning guide and then make your own short term goal! We can’t wait to see what yours is! We will share ours also!


Feeling creative? Here are some ways to share your thoughts, make a movie about a topic or reply to questions asked.

Create an iMovie, Flipgrid video, or Apple clips video to share what your short term goal is for Summer 2020!




JoAnne Chalom is President of In Focus Mobility and has been working with individuals with disabilities for over thirty years. JoAnne teaches younger and older individuals orientation and mobility. JoAnne enjoys spending quality time with her grand dog, Cody.

Robbin Keating Clark is the Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator at Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind and has been working with students with visual impairments for nearly two decades. She is enthusiastic and energetic about the Expanded Core Curriculum.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her children.

Susan Drake has been a special education teacher for seven years and is completing her certification as a teacher of the visually impaired at Missouri State University.  She lives on a farm with her veterinarian husband Randy, son Renin, a herd of corgis and cows.


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