"The National Staff Development Council's revised Standards for Staff Development reflect what NSDC and the broader staff development community have learned about professional learning since the creation of the original standards in 1995.
The revision of the standards was guided by three questions: What are all students expected to know and be able to do? What must teachers know and do in order to ensure student success? Where must staff development focus to meet both goals?
Staff development standards provide direction for designing a professional development experience that ensures educators acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. Staff development must be results-driven, standards-based, and job-embedded."