Iowa Future Problem Solving


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 2013

                                                           Karen and Deb at IC 2014. We had a great time!!! 

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;                 

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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