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Corwin Author

Dr. Spike Cook published two books through Corwin as part of the Connected Educator Series. The purpose of  the books were designed as an entry way for educators seeking to learn more about 21st Century Learning.  He was also featured in Eric Sheninger's Best Selling Educational Leadership book, Digital Leadership. 


You’re at the top―but never alone!
Take the leap and connect with other educators and leaders through social media. Educators learn to transform relationships with their students, staff, parents, and with the overall community in this simple guide to social media.  With real-life examples from K12 educators who’ve integrated social media technology and education, this guide helps educators to harness the power of connectedness and change the way you lead.  Jump in and you’ll learn how to:
Develop a personal learning network
Tell your school’s story through blogging
Use connections to transform your leadership


Fresh ideas to help you meet the challenges of innovative leadership!
Overcome the hurdles of being a school leader and stay ahead with this helpful guide to battling isolation and getting connected. Through powerful vignettes and strategies, you’ll discover how innovation-minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas. 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
Includes tips for Twitter, Google Hangouts, Pinterest and more. Get real-world solutions with this easy-to-follow roadmap to transformational change!

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In Chapter 5 of Digital Leadership, Eric Sheninger writes about Dr. Spike Cook and his work on becoming a Digital Leader. Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century.  Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage.


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