Iowa Future Problem Solving
Iowa to host FPS International Conference in June 11-14, 2015!!
The International FPS Conference will be hosted at Iowa State University in June of 2015. Iowa FPS is very excited to have this honor!!!! Karen and Deb will be working closely with the ISU Event Planners, Julie and Megan, and with the FPSPI Director, Marianne, to host the BEST IC ever!! Stayed tuned for further developments!! See you at IC!!
The 2014 IC which was held at Iowa State appeared to be a great success!!! Thanks to all the wonderful Iowans who helped this happen!! Karen and Deb heard wonderful comments about the lovely ISU campus, the friendly people, great food on campus, nice dorms. One person even told Karen "I didn't know Iowa was going to be like this!" I'm not sure what she meant by that but I took it as a compliment since she appeared very happy when she said it!!
Iowa International Winners!!
Congratulations to the following Iowa coaches for their wins at IC
Paula Lawson-Moore-Middle team 1st in skits
Hollie Weber-Senior team 5th in skits, 6th place senior individual
Iowa State FPS Bowl Winners and Invitations to the International Conference!! Teams/Individuals with an * by their name are invited to International!! The name listed is the coach. I don't put student names online.
Global Issues Problem Solving Skits
1st *Northfield Elementary/Teresa Schaeckenbach 1st West Elementary Independence/Jackie Berryhill
2nd *Southwood Elementary/Jamie Snyder 2nd Oak Hill Elementary/ Sheila Tu
3rd Oak Hill Elementary/Sheila Tu 3rd Union/Vada Elliott
4th Edward White Elementary/Neala Arnold 4th Southwood Elementary/Jamie Snyder
5th Ft Madison Middle School/Sonya Sirois 5th East Buchanan/Kim Bockenstedt
6th Ft Madison Middle School/Connie Boyer 6th Corse Elementary/Sue Weinbeck & Terri Van Hagen
Best use of the impromptu prop; Ft Madison/Connie Boyer
1st * Northfield Middle School/Mark & Gretchen Brown 1st St Theresa/Terri Siembieda
2nd *Northfield Middle School/Anne Lamansky 2nd Southfield Middle School/Nancy Nus
3rd Southwood Middle School/Nancy Nus 3rd Northfield Middle School/ Mark & Gretchen Brown
4th Union High School/Vada Elliott 4th Union/Vada Elliott
5th North Scott Junior High/ Heidi Redmond 5th Northfield Middle School/Anne Lamansky
6th Ft Madison Middle School/Connie Boyer 6th Sanborn Christian/Ashley Henry
Best use of the impromptu prop; Northfield/Mark & Gretchen Brown
1st *Oak Hill High School/Tom Rowland 1st Northfield/Anne Lamansky
2nd *Northfield High School/Anne Lamansky 2nd Central Lee/Hollie Weber
3rd *Southwood High School/Jamie Snyder 3rd Southwood/Jamie Snyder
4th *North Scott High School/Heidi Redmond 4th Oak Hill/Tom Rowland
5th *Central Lee High School/Hollie Weber 5th Central Lee/Hollie Weber
6th Nashua Plainfield High School/Suzy Turner 6th Union/Vada Elliott
Best use of the impromptu prop; Union/Vada Elliott
1st *Davidison Academy/ Hollie Weber 1st *Home Schooled/Paula Lawson-Moore
2nd *Ft. Madison/Connie Boyer 2nd *Bishop Manogue High School/Hollie Weber
3rd *Home Schooled/Paula Lawson-Moore 3rd *Iowa Mennonite High School/Paula Lawson-Moore
4th Union High School/Vada Elliott
5th Perry Hall High School/Prasana Butchireddygari
Scenario Writing 1st and 2nd place got an automatic invitation to IC, the others listed here were sent to International for further judging for a possible IC invitation.
1st *West Burlington/Kathy Henderson
2nd *West Burlington/Kathy Henderson
3rd Northwood-Kensett/Deborah Nagle
1st *Home School/Paula Lawson-Moore
2nd *North Scott/Heidi Redmond
3rd Home School/Ruth Berger
4th Home School/Paula Lawson-Moore
1st *North Scott/Heidi Redmond
2nd *North Scott/Heidi Redmond
3rd Home School/Paula Lawson-Moore
4th Meskawki Settlement School/Mary Fitzgerald
Community Problem Solving Individual
1st * Burlington High School/Sara St. John
A HUGE congratulations to all participants at State!!!! I had a great time and hope you did also!
FPS Topics for 2013-2014 Postmark Date
Practice Problem 1 Impact of Social Media October 10, 2014
Practice Problem 2 Processed Foods December 5, 2014
Qualifying Problem Propaganda February 13, 2015
State Bowl Enhancing Human Potential April 17-18, 2015 Iowa State U, Ames
Marianne, Karen, April saying Hi to Cy during the Iowa State Site visit in preparation for Iowa State hosting the FPSPI International Conference.
Iowa Future Problem Solving welcomes you to our website. Future Problem Solving teaches students how to think, not what to think. We use a 6-step problem solving process to engage students in thinking beyond the obvious.
Iowa Future Problem Solving offers several different components which include;
Global Issues Problem Solving-students study several different topics during the school year and apply what they have learned to a Future Scene on the topic using the 6-step problem solving process they have learned.
Community Problem Solving-students use the problem solving process to tackle an actual problem in their community. They use the 6 steps to refine their goal and actually carry out their action plan.
Scenario Writing-student write a futuristic scenario of no more than 1500 words on one of the 4 topics for the year or the previous year's IC-topic.
Action Based Problem Solving-a classroom-based component. Students learn the 6-step process and as a large group and/or in smaller teams, apply it to the scenario.
Future Problem Solving has four age divisions; Congratulations to Maylee, homeschooled from the Iowa City
Juniors: grades 4-6 area, for her second place winning song in FPSPI's song
Middle: grades 7-9 competition!!!
Seniors: grades 10-12
Adults: beyond high school-new division as of 2013
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER COACH TRAINING INFORMATION. THIS IS FOR ALL COACHES. COME JOIN US FOR LOTS OF HANDY HINTS!! Here is the link for the flyer resources/SUMMER%20TRAINING.jpg
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