Making curriculum decisions related to students' learning needs is on every administrator's and teacher's mind—both addressing prioritizing standards-based learning and the need for innovation. To discuss your needs and concerns, contact Janet to schedule a free virtual meeting.

Consulting, Training, Coaching, and Keynoting

Janet is dedicated to providing customized professional learning that empowers educators and improves student achievement and engagement.


Janet works alongside administrators and leadership teams to create customized short- and long-term strategic plans for their learning organization’s curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment goals.

I need a curriculum expert who can be my sounding board, advisor, and cheerleader. Can you help me with this?”She also assists in troubleshooting and coaching schools, districts, and higher-ed programs in strategic-planning revisions based on their current implementation concerns and desired goals. Consulting services most often begin with in-person meetings, followed by virtual sessions and, when appropriate, additional on-site meetings or trainings.


Interactive training sessions are available for a variety of topics and focuses, including creating curriculum maps, designing project-based learning units of study, developing authentic assessments and performance tasks, developing standards literacy and alignmentupgrading (modernizing) learning and teaching, anddocumenting learning.


“I have searched the Internet for someone who specializes in coaching singletons, like me, who is in charge of getting our teachers to map our curriculum for accreditation. I am the Curriculum Director in a private school, and there is no one I can confide in, or brainstorm with, regarding next steps or problems that come up…

…I need a curriculum expert who can be my sounding board, advisor, and cheerleader. Can you help me with this?”

Yes, yes I can! Whether you are responsible for:

  • Implementing standards-based curriculum
  • Leading curriculum design
  • Improving standards alignment
  • Creating curriculum and instruction model or framework

my expertise in standards-based curriculum, assessment, and instruction for over 25 years can aid you in your personalized coaching needs. My desire is to help you be the very best you can be in your curriculum role, and enable you to make decisions that lead to improvements that benefit your students and their teachers. My goal is to help you feel confident in determining your own solutions.

Your personalized coaching can take place via a:

  • Phone call
  • Skype session
  • Google hangout

To discuss your personalized coaching needs via a phone call (520.241.8797) or virtually (Skype: janethale or Google Hangout), please contact me to set up a meeting time.

Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from a new perspective, and setting your sights on new horizons.


Janet brings energy and enthusiasm to her keynote presentations. She tailors each keynote to meet the targeted focus and audience needs.

She is oftentimes asked to engage her audience by posing new ideas or perspectives, explaining foundational concepts, or creating excitement for a new initiative. Keynotes typically last 60 to 90 minutes, and may or may not involve follow-up sessions with smaller groups.

Janet’s sessions are personalized for participants with an emphasis on authentic application that improve student learning and empower professional learning.

Training can take place through on-site workshops (laying a foundation of understanding, exploration, and application plans), on-site work sessions (coach-based training, often using a flipped model), and virtual follow-up sessions (based on results of on-site workshop/work-session focuses).

Sample Focuses


  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Curriculum Design
  • Upgrading Student Learning
  • Upgrading Professional Learning
  • Standards-based Learning and Teaching


  • Beginning to Advanced Curriculum Mapping
  • Upgrading (Modernizing) Curriculum, Instruction, Assessments
  • Documenting OF/FOR/AS Learning
  • Standards Literacy
  • Standards-Resource Gap Analysis
  • Project-Based Learning


  • Launching or Advancing a Curriculum Mapping Initiative
  • Systemic Alignment: Why Does It Matter?
  • Contemporary Learning and Teaching

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