Dr. Cook has presented at the National Conferences for ASCD and NAESP. He was the Keynote Speaker at Millville Public School’s Opening Day Extravaganza and Rowan University’s Convocation. He has presented at New Jersey School Board Conference, EIRC’s Summer Institute, Delsea Regional School District Professional Development Program, Edscape 2012, and the Texas ASCD Conference.
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2013 Millville School District Opening Day Extravaganza
September, 3, 2013
Keynote Address: Why we need to Innovate
Performing Arts Center, Millville, NJ
The Annual Summer Institute for Principals and Supervisors, July 15, 2013
Paradigm Shift: The Principal’s Evolving Role as Instructonal Leader
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
With Dr. Pamm Moore, Mrs. Celese Nolan and Mr. Ryan Hudson
“Transforming Schools Through Powerful and Systematic Walkthroughs” for a concurrent session at NAESP’s 2013 Annual Conference, July 11-13, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland.
ASCD 2013, Chicago, IL
SESSION NUMBER: 1213
DAY and DATE OF SESSION: Saturday, March 16, 2013
TIME: 1:00 -2:30pm
PRESENTER: Spike Cook
AFFILIATION(S): S. Cook, C. Nolan, R. Hudson, J. Sutton, Millville Public Schools, Millville, NJ
SESSION TITLE: How Does Our teaching garden grow? Oh, It’s bloom-ing through classroom instruction that works!
SESSION DESCRIPTION: Learn from the elementary educators highlighted in ASCD/ McRel’s new video series. This presentation will focus on the driving force of Classroom Instruction That Works 2nd edition to achieve a world-class school that is centered on a rigorous and data rich 21st Century learning environment. Participants will learn how the Nine Research-Based Strategies are essential in improving student performance and sustaining growth within an urban setting. Lastly, the goal of the workshop is for observers to proceed with the necessary tools and strategies for their learning garden to grow!
January 26, 2013
with Danielle Hartman and Dana Sirotiak
New Jersey Association of School Administrators
January 31 – February 14
With Bill Krakower
Interstate Communication through Web 2.0 Tools
Haddonfield School District
Date: November 5, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Going Global with Social Media, Web 2.0, and Project Based Learning
Presented by: Spike C. Cook, Ed.D.; Alicia Discepola, Millville Public School District
This workshop will be focused on ways in which Project Based Learning activities have transformed elementary students into Global Ambassadors. Participants will be provided with free web 2.0 tools to connect classrooms throughout the United States and worldwide. In addition, participants will learn best practices and walk away with tools and resources necessary to transform their elementary classroom into a global, 21st century learning environment.
2012 Texas ASCD Annual Conference, October 14 – 16, 2012
Empowering Leaders Learning Through Twitter with Tra Hall
The Annual Summer Institute for Principals and Supervisors, August 1 -2, 2012
Using Technology Applications to Improve and Streamline Observations and Evaluations, with Dr. David Gentile
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Annual Technology Showcase, Tuesday, May 30, 2012, Lakeside Middle School, Millville, NJ
School Spotlight: RM Bacon Elementary School’s Technology Takeover
Principal: Dr. Spike Cook
Check out RM Bacon School’s blog, which has had over a thousand visitors around the world in just a couple months, and Dr. Cook’s Insights Into Learning blog, which is approaching 14,000 readers across the globe! Explore how Bacon School uses social networking to enhance the educational experiences of their 21st Century learners through Twitter, blogs, QR codes, and more. Also, learn how the teachers are learning technology from the students through special ‘Tech Friday’ informal professional development sessions before the schoolday even begins.