•                                          National Staff Development Council

                                                           Standards for Staff Development

    Context Standards:

    ·        Organizes adults into learning communities whose goals are aligned with those of the school and district.

    ·        Requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement.

    ·        Requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration.

    Process Standards:

    ·        Uses disaggregated student data to determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress and help sustain continuous improvement.

    ·        Uses multiple sources of information to guide improvement and demonstrate its impact.

    ·        Prepares educators to apply research to decision making.

    ·        Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal.

    ·        Applies knowledge about human learning and change.

    ·        Provides educators with the knowledge and skills to collaborate.

    Content Standards:

    ·        Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement.

    ·        Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately.

    ·        Provides educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and other stakeholders appropriately.
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