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Intro to FPS

Overview of the Future Problem Solving Program
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Sara Hepner

on 11 February 2015

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Transcript of Intro to FPS

2014-15
Future Problem Solving Program International
What is the Future Problem Solving Program?
Who is important to
FPSPI?
- Students and coaches
- Topic Experts
- School Administrators
- Affiliate Directors
- Board of Advisors
_ Governing Council
- Board of Trustees
Dr. E. Paul Torrance and Pansy Torrance created the program in 1974
When
and
where
is the Future Problem Solving Program?
44 affiliates
worldwide
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
- Home schools
- Community Organizations
- Clubs
- International Schools
Why
participate in the Future Problem Solving Program?
-
All year long
, as scheduled by Affiliates
-Specific dates for submissions and events are listed on the calendar
-Qualifying and Affiliate competitions happen in winter and spring
-International Bowl each June, location varies
Recent studies illustrate that FPSPI is intent on providing necessary skills and continuous improvement!
An

academic

program with competitive and non-competitive
strands
- Team and Individual
- Four age divisions
- Competitive and
Curricular
Global Issues
Problem
Solving
Community
Problem
Solving
- Highest form of
Service Learning
- Team and Individual
- Three age divisions
- Competitive
Scenario
Writing
- 20/30 years into the future
- Three age divisions
- Competitive
Action-based
Problem Solving
- Curricular
- Primary grades included
- Non-competitive
An
interdisciplinary
program focusing on five unique topics each year
2014-15
Impact of Social Media
Processed Foods
Propaganda
Enhancing Human Potential
And ????? (Final topic to be announced March 2015)
A
problem solving
program through which participants develop:
- critical and analytical thinking skills
- creative thinking skills
- written and verbal communication
- research proficiency
- teamwork and collaboration
- an international perspective
- a life-long problem solving model
- an interest in the future
2012-2013
Culture of Celebrity
Robotic Age
Megacities
Ocean Soup
Global Status of Women
2013-2014
Social Isolation
Desertification
Surveillance Society
Land Transportation
????
And 12 more
mentored regions!
- Academic Challenge
- Valuable Skill
- Make a Difference!
Recent Program
Evaluations completed by:

-Scholastic Testing Services

-University of Virginia

-Center for Creative Leavning
Many Layers of Involvement
YOU!
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