Author Archives: Jim Warford

About Jim Warford

Jim Warford is Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker, International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs. As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools. As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half. Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. He has taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.

Rigor and Relevance in Asia

Rigor and Relevance in Asia Recently I returned from doing extended work in Asia. This trip was one of the most unique and exciting learning experiences of my career. I was invited by the government of Taiwan to lead a … Continue reading

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BYOD: Is It Right For You?

BYOD: Is It Right For You?  Is Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, really the best way to provide more students access to technology in the classroom? I’ve been asked that question a lot lately and it will be the … Continue reading

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Technology and the Transition to the Common Core

Technology and the Transition to the Common Core As more schools and school districts across the country continue to dig deeper into the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Assessments by which they will be measured, there is … Continue reading

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Flipping the Elementary Classroom

Recently I spoke about the importance of technology integration and the flipped classroom in Indianapolis, IN at the CELL, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Education, 2012 Conference. One of the questions often asked is about the suitability of flipping … Continue reading

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Flipped Classroom Links

I’ve had several questions from teachers interested in trying the flipped class model. Below are some new links … 2 Elementary Flipped Class and 1/1 iPad Links: How to do it: What If I’m PC-Based? Check out: … Continue reading

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Flipping the Class

Recently, the International Center for Leadership in Education, ICLE, held its 20th Annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando, FL. I have been a featured speaker for 8 years now and for the past 3, I’ve focused on the Flipped Class … Continue reading

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Schools of the future

I’m not sure I know exactly what schools will look like in the future. But I’ve been to Paul Andersen’s science classroom in Bozeman, Montana and think I’ve seen a piece of what’s possible. Paul is flipping his classes and … Continue reading

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