Example of a Conceptual Organization Using an Outline This section introduced the National Staff Development Council’s Standards for Staff Development. The context standards of learning communities, leadership, and resources, respectively, are discussed more fully in the subsequent sections of this study. I. The Development of the Learning Community II. Elements of Professional Learning Communities A. Shared Norms and Values B. Concentration on Student Learning C. Collaboration D. Deprivatized Practice E. Reflective Dialogue III. Conditions Supporting the Development of Professional Community A. Structural Conditions B. Human and Social Resources C. Additional Elements of Professional Community IV. Results of Professional Learning Communities for Staffs and Students A. Impact on Staff B. Outcomes for students V. Criticism of Professional Communities Having discussed the context standard of professional learning communities, the next section regarding the context standard of leadership examines the importance of the school principal, as well as traditional and contemporary models of school leadership. Also discussed are four areas through which principals can provide leadership that supports professional development: (a) culture, (b) social cohesiveness, (c) purposes and goals, and (d) structures.
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