Janet Hale is passionate about supporting educators in making curriculum decisions that ensure, enhance, and enrich learning and teaching experiences.
Janet specializes in curriculum mapping; curriculum design using various models and frameworks; standards literacy and alignment; and documenting learning. She has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, coach, and professional learning presenter assisting schools, districts, dioceses, higher-ed programs, and educational organizations and businesses with their curriculum, instruction, and assessment needs and improvement plans.
Her Master of Education in educational leadership and curriculum development; plus teaching in elementary, secondary, and special education classrooms, enable Janet to provide insights and recommendations that are conducive and beneficial for improving the relationship among curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices for all learners—including teachers and administrators.
Janet has developed national educational seminars and workshops and has presented at a variety of conferences, including ASCD, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the International Reading Association, and Curriculum21. She has written professional books published by ASCD and Corwin Press, including:
- A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process (Bestseller)
- An Educational Leader’s Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Cultures
- Upgrading Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students
- A Guide to Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Sharable, and Amplified
Learn more about Janet by visiting her website: Curriculum Decisions.
She looks forward to joining in a journey with you!
“Janet Hale was able to take the enormous challenge of prioritizing standards for our district and made it doable for our teachers through facilitating her precision process in deconstructing standards and determining critical learning across grade levels and courses. She led our teachers to a greater focus and far deeper understanding of the content, skills, and strategies all our students need to know and be able to do to attain higher levels of learning.”
Rick Burkett, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment;
Tuscarora School District, Mercersburg, PA