Iowa Future Problem Solving


Iowa Future Problem Solving 

Please do not call the office. Email is the best way to get to us!!

Joyce has moved to Cedar Rapids. Please use the following address for all mailings until further notice!!

                          Iowa FPS
                     c/o Joyce Anderson
                     3322 E Ave NE
                     Cedar Rapids,IA 52402


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


FPSPI has started a new idea to help coaches become better coaches-the FPSPI Association. Information on the Association, its benefits and costs is found at this link 

 Take a look, there are lots of positives to the Association.

Coaches: ROCS has been discontinued by the International office. We will not be able to use it for anything this coming year. Registration will have to be by paper. The registration form can be downloaded from the Iowa FPS forms tab above.

Congratulations to Iowa's own Nicole Snyder!!

Nicole is the runner-up in the FPSPI scholarship competition!

Nicole is coached by Paula Lawson-Moore and is from the Iowa City area. Nicole participated in team FPS for nine years and in Scenario Writing in her middle and senior division years.  She has evaluated junior division for two years (and wants to continue!).  Her teams have earned their way to FPS International several times, and their best placing was 4th.

Iowa FPS
> c/o Joyce Anderson
> 3322 E Ave NE
> Cedar Rapids, IA
> 52402


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