Global Issues Problem Solving:
Important Information for Teams and Coaches

Registration forms, Coaching Information, and more!

Under the guidance of teachers and coaches, individuals or teams of 3-4 students in grades 3 – 12, use the Future Problem Solving Program six-step model to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems. Individuals and teams are divided into four divisions:

  • Grades 3-6 (Novice) - This is a pilot program run through Texas FPS. Novice division teams participate in the State Bowl, but do not advance to the International Conference.
  • Grades 4-6 (Junior)
  • Grades 7-9 (Middle)
  • Grades 10-12 (Senior)

Students complete two practice problems and one qualifying throughout the school year. Trained evaluators score student work and return it with feedback which includes suggestions for improvement. The top scoring teams and individuals on the qualifying problem are invited to State Competition, held each spring. The winners of each respective State Bowl, or Affiliate Competition outside the United States, advance to the FPSPI International Conference in June.

Coaching Information (click on the links below)

Registration Form 2017-18

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