Iowa Future Problem Solving
The 2015 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. Things appeared to go even better than they did last year!! Next year's IC will be at Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan.
Karen and Deb at IC 2014. We had a great time!!!
Iowa International Winners!!
Congratulations to the following Iowa coaches for their wins at IC
Paula Lawson-Moore Homeschoolers
Juniors-team GIPS 3rd place
Middles-scenario writer on the first place scenario team, 3rd place GIPS Presentation of Action Plan, 4th place GIPS team competition,International Champs GIPS team competition
Seniors-3rd place GiPS Presentation of Action Plan
Tanya Nicholson-Dike-New Hartford
Senior scenario writer on first place scenario writing team and the Best Senior Scenario Writer
Hollie Weber-Central Lee
Senior MAGIC-3rd GIPS team
FPS Topics for 2015-2016 Postmark Date
Practice Problem 1 Treatment of Animals October 22, 2015
Practice Problem 2 Disappearing Languages December 14, 2015
Qualifying Problem Recovering from Natural Disaster February 11, 2016
State Bowl The Global Workplace April 15-16, 2016 Iowa State U, Ames
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 high school-new division as of 2013
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