Iowa Future Problem Solving

 

Iowa Future Problem Solving 

 Email is the best way to get to us!!  iowafps@gmail.com

Our snail-mail address is:

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

Introduction

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.

Scenario Performance-students present their scenario orally in a one person story-telling format.


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 http://www.fpspi.org/pdf/FPSPI%20Flyer.pdf 


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


2018-2019 Topics

Practice problem 1-Mission to Mars and Beyond

Practice problem 2-Drones

Qualifying problem-Food Loss and Waste

State Bowl problem-Coping with Stress

International Bowl problem-To be announced!


COACHES: For info on the topics, check out the FPSPI Facebook page! Friend them and get lots of good stuff!! If you haven't checked the FPSPI.org home, do that also.


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.



Make a free website with Yola