Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.
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Welcome

Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles. FPSPI engages students in creative problem solving within the curriculum and provides competitive opportunities.  Future Problem Solving Program International involves thousands of students annually from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

FPSPI Mission: To develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures using critical, creative thinking
 
2013-14 Catalog

FPSPI Catalog of materials available on www.fpspimart.org.

 
2014 International Conference Topic - Space

Space

 

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Song Contest

Future Problem Solving Program International announces the winner of the 40th Anniversary FPSPI Song Contest.

Eight songs were submitted to FPSPI, and the excellence of each creation illustrated that FPS participants are quality musicians! 


Six Simple Steps, by Ben Papsun of North Haven High School in Connecticut, was determined the song that best “reflects the spirit of FPSPI, its components, and its worldwide influence on the future.”  Congratulations to Ben for his creation, which will be heard at IC 2014 as FPSPI celebrates 40 years of existence! 

2nd place is awarded to Maylee Brown, home schooled in Iowa - Change the World

3rd place is awarded to Benjamin Kiehl, Westwood Middle School in West Virginia - Take Action

 
 
Activities for Coaches Use in the Classroom

Looking for activities to strengthen student success?  Coaching ideas and tools can be found at the “Coaches & Students” tab at the “Activity” link!  Each month, FPSPI will highlight a sample activity from one of the publications offered at the FPSPI Mart. 

 
Evaluation of Future Problem Solving Program International

The International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving will be publishing an article by Treffinger, Selby, & Crume detailing their evaluation of FPSPI!

Preview the article by clicking: Evaluation of Future Problem Solving Program International

 
FPSPI: Catalyst for Talent Recognition and Development

Future Problem Solving Program International’s new paper, Future Problem Solving Program International: Catalyst for Talent Recognition and Development, prepared by Dr. Donald Treffinger summarizes the relationships among creativity, problem solving, and talent development.  The paper clarifies the important ways in which FPSPI applies and synthesizes those essential dimensions through its programs and activities.  He notes the findings from a recent international program evaluation report (Treffinger, Selby, & Crumel, 2011, pp. 18, 134-135) in which many respondents recognized the important contributions FPSPI makes to meeting the unique needs of high-ability students.

The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) offers students of many ages a variety of opportunities to learn and apply thinking and problem solving skills that they will need for success throughout life. FPSPI’s components provide:
•   opportunities for engagement and interaction among high-ability, like-minded people and to meet others who love the challenges of problem solving;
•   affirmation that ‘it is all right to be smart and creative;’
•   opportunities for academically talented students to “see others like themselves
     achieving great things.”

Read the complete article for key messages regarding the value of FPSPI and to understand how the program links to educational standards.

 
 
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We appreciate the hard work and dedication of those who demonstrate continual support of FPSPI.

FPSPI is a proud supporter of National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and World Council on Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).

 
 
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Scholastic Testing Services, Inc.
Torrance Legacy
Miller & Hurt Financial Group, Inc.
 

 

Future Problem Solving Program International
2015 Grant Place
Melbourne, FL  32901
Phone: (800) 256-1499
Fax: 321.768.0097
E-mail: mail@fpspi.org