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Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader
Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., Principal, Lakeside Middle School, NJ
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In this edWebinar, you will learn how to overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Have you ever struggled with being too connected or too isolated? Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., Principal, Lakeside Middle School, NJ, discusses powerful vignettes and strategies, and how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas. Drawing from Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader, a book he co-authored, Dr. Cook shares how to grow your professional practice and learn to:
- Jumpstart and sustain your professional learning network
- Strategically and meaningfully connect with colleagues and staff
- Overcome isolation for lasting impact
Throughout the edWebinar, you will learn tips for Twitter, Google Hangouts, Pinterest, blogging and more, and receive real-world solutions with this easy-to-follow roadmap to transformational change! Current and aspiring principals, supervisors, curriculum directors, and central office administrators from kindergarten through 12th grade will benefit from watching.
About the Presenter
Spike C. Cook, Ed.D., is the principal of Lakeside Middle School in New Jersey. He is the co-author of Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader. He began his educational career in 1999 and has worked in higher education, middle school and elementary school. Dr. Cook has served as a counselor, teacher, adjunct professor, executive director, vice principal, guidance director and principal. His Insights Into Learning blog received a nomination for the Best Administrator Blog by Edublogs. Dr. Cook has presented at numerous state and local conferences. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree, master’s degree in education administration, and doctoral degree in educational leadership from Rowan University. Follow Dr. Cook on Twitter @drspikecook.
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