ABOUT NC FPS
The North Carolina Future Problem Solving Program engages students in creative problem solving. Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. FPSPI features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving.
NC FPS has a mission to develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures through problem-solving using critical and creative thinking. Through healthy competition and outstanding support from coaches, students are able to shine outside the classroom to solve real-world issues.
Future Problem Solving:
Encourages students to improve their critical and analytical thinking skills
Aids students in increasing their creative thinking abilities
Stimulates students' interest in the future
Extends students' written and verbal communication
Provides opportunities to apply process tools and methods to real world problem solving
Guides students to become more self-sufficient and responsible
Develops teamwork skills and advances responsible group members
Promotes decision-making techniques to reach agreement with team members
Provides a problem-solving model students integrate into their lives
Interested in starting a team? Give us a call:
Sandra Horton - NC FPS Affiliate Director & Evaluation Co-Director
Ron Horton - Special Projects/Information Coordinator
Judith Geary - Scenario Writing Director
Hannah Harrison - Board President and Evaluation Co-Director
Anne Lam - Board Vice-President
In the News:
LOCAL STUDENTS REPRESENT NORTH CAROLINA AT FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Winning the NC FPSP State Championship, students from Scholars’ Academy, a local charter school, went on to represent North Carolina at the International Conference for the second consecutive year.
June 12, 2012
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADE PROBLEM SOLVER?
As a small town mayor I recently had the opportunity to address a class of smart 5th graders who are launching a Future Problem Solvers group - based on an international program founded in 1974 by the late Dr. E. Paul Torrance. Future Problem Solvers serves to help students learn to think creatively and productively about critical issues.