Iowa Future Problem Solving
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Latest Breaking News!!!!! Congratulations to Maylee on her 3rd place win in the International Scenario Writing Competition Senior division!! Maylee is coached by Paula Lawson-Moore. Maylee receives an invitation to IC as one of the top 5 Senior scenario writers in the world!!
Karen and Deb at IC 2014. We had a great time!!!
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;
Juniors: grades 4-6
Middle: grades 7-9
Seniors: grades 10-12
Adults: beyond grade 12
Topics for school year 2016-2017
|Problem # 1||Educational Disparities|
|Problem # 2||It's All in the Genes|
|Qualifying Problem||3D Printing|
|Affiliate Competition||Identity Theft|
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