Why Coach FPS?

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You are cordially invited to participate in the Future Problem Solving (FPS) Program of Nebraska. FPS is an exciting kind of mental gymnastics in which participants use a specific problem solving process to solve problems which may be faced by our society in the future. This year-long program is approved by the National Association for Secondary School Principals, the […]

Programs Offered

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Within Future Problem Solving (FPS), students can participate in the following categories: 1. Global Issues Team Problem Solving 2. Global Issues Individual Problem Solving 3. Community Problem Solving 4. Scenario Writing Global Issues Team Problem Solving Under the guidance of a teacher/coach, students use the FPS Six Step Model to explore challenges and propose action plans to […]

Program Registration

Registration

Global Issues Problem Solving Team: $150 Global Issues Problem Solving Individual: $25 Community Problem Solving Team: $25 Scenario Writing: $15 What does registration include? Materials for three different practice problems, which may be reproduced for any number of individuals on a team Evaluation of each of the registered team’s problems by highly trained, skilled individuals Access […]

Submission Options

Coaches have multiple options for submission this year.  There are different levels of comfort when it comes to technology – and we recognize that different schools have different technologies available.  When you register, there are three options for submission:

1. Online Booklet – Google Docs

  • Benefits: student engagement, the ability for students to work at home or at school, student collaboration through digital media
  • Requirements: computers (laptop cart or computer lab may be the easiest) (ideally for each student), internet, Google account (gmail or through your school)
  • See tutorial – Online Booklet
  • For the qualifying problem, all booklets will be completed on paper.  Coaches can choose to either scan/email OR mail the qualifying problem booklets.
  • At State Bowl, all booklets will be completed on paper.

2. Paper Booklet – Scanned and Emailed

  • Benefits: coach can skip the step of mailing booklet
  • Requirements: a pdf scanner that will email (mcody@nebraskafps.org)
  • See tutorial – Paper/Scanned
  • For the qualifying problem, all booklets will be completed on paper.  Coaches can choose to either scan/email OR mail the qualifying problem booklets.
  • At State Bowl, all booklets will be completed on paper.

3. Paper Booklet – Mail

  • Will be working to phase out this option, or may come with an additional cost in the future
  • Print cover sheet (available in Coach Central), fill out, and mail paper booklets to:
    NE FPS
    PO Box 602
    North Bend NE 68649
  • For the qualifying problem, all booklets will be completed on paper.  Coaches can choose to either scan/email OR mail the qualifying problem booklets.
  • At State Bowl, all booklets will be completed on paper

If you have any questions regarding submission options, please contact us before you register.  You can change methods at any point throughout the year if it doesn’t fit your needs.  We want to fit a submission option to your unique situation, so don’t hesitate to ask if you need help!

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