Workshops


Professional Development and Workshops Available
Evaluator Training

Coaching Tips - A webinar series

NSW Student Study Day


QLD State Bowl and Study Day

Evaluator Training

Understanding the evaluation process in any section of the Future Problem Solving significantly improves the competitors’ performance. The Global Issues evaluator training applies to the GIPS learning option and it relevant to the CmPS learning option. It is available to coaches and senior students.

In the pre-recorded two part online workshops, participants work through the six steps of the Future Problem Solving evaluation procedures using a training booklet. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants submit an evaluation of a booklet for assessment to be accepted as a Qualified National Evaluator. Once qualified, evaluators are able to immediately register to evaluate Global Issues booklets.

When:  Online - available at a time that suits the participant

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Webinar Series

A series of online webinars on the Global Issues Problem Solving and Community Problems Solving learning options.

Each webinar is designed to assist coaches in their understanding and teaching of the learning options with examples linked to the current topics. They will highlight the key points of each step of the six-step model and our presenters will share best practice methodology to help your students become successful future problem solvers. Questions are encouraged.

Coaches have the option to pick and choose which webinars they attend. Don't worry if you can't join the live webinar, register now and we'll send you the replay link as soon as the live webinar is finished.

Cost:
$25 (GST Inclusive) per webinar
or $230 (GST Inclusive) for all the Global Issues Problem Solving webinars
or $80 (GST Inclusive) for all Community Problem Solving webinars

Global Issues Problem Solving - Getting Started - February 28, 2018
Brief introduction to the Global Issues Problem Solving learning option
- Options for student participation
- Setting up a team

Community Problem Solving - Getting Started - March 1st 2018

Brief introduction to the Community Problem Solving learning option
- Options for student participation
- Setting up a team

Introduction to the Future Problem Solving six-step model - March 7th 2018

An overview of all steps of the Future Problem Solving six-step model using a simple scenario to illustrate how the model is applied.

Introduction to the Future Problem Solving Primary Program - March 8th 2018

An overview of the Future Problem Solving Primary Program using simple scenario to illustrate how the model can be introduced to Primary Schools age students and incorporated into the curriculum.

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 1 - March 14th 2018

How to structure Step 1 responses
- idea generation
- use of criteria
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 2 - March 21st 2018
How to structure Step 2 responses
- how to structure the Underlying Problem
- pitfalls to avoid
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 3 - March 28th 2018

How to structure Step 3 responses
- idea generation
- use of criteria
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Research - April 11th 2018

- Tips for researching the Global Issues Problem Solving topics
- Applying research

Global Issues Problem Solving - Steps 4 and 5 - April 18th 2018

- What separates great criteria from good criteria
- Applying the criteria to solutions
- What are the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 6  - May 2nd 2018
- Overview of the requirements for Step 6
- Elements to include
- What the evaluators are looking for

Community Problem Solving - Writing the UP - May 9th 2018
- How to write the Underlying Problem
- Elements to include Pitfalls to avoid
- What the evaluators are looking for

Community Problem Solving - Linking the six-step model to CmPS - May 16th 2018
- Linking the six-step model to the CmPS report requirements
- Where each step of the six-step model is used in the CmPS process
- What CmPS students need to know about the six-step model

Global Issues Problem Solving - Understanding the feedback - July 18th 2018
- Explanation of the elements of the Global Issues Problem Solving evaluation
- Identifying areas for improvement

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New South Wales Student Study Day
  •  A student study day designed to reinforce and review the use of the 6 Step FPS model when applied to a Future Scene.
  •  Participants will work in their teams on a practice scene and have some feedback on how to tackle the six steps.
  •  Possibilities for researching ‘Philanthrocapitalism’
  • This day will be most benefit to students participating in the Global Issues Problem Solving Competition. Suitable for Grades 5 - 12
  •  Conducted by NSW State Committee, Future Problem Solving Program Australia
 Where:       
Melrose Park Public School, 110 Warf Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114
 When: Thursday, 24th May 2018
  9:30am to 2:30pm
 Cost:         
$20 per student (gst inclusive)
 RSVP:    
Please register attendance by Monday 24th April
  Click here to register >>>
  All schools attending must have a coach or adult chaperone in attendance at all times. The chaperone must have Student Emergency Contact Information with them.
 Speaker:        
 Nicky Desoe, Director, Coach Leadership

For further information contact:
Mrs Punam Wahan
NSW State Convenor
punam.wahan@fpsp.org.au

QLD State Bowl & Resource Day

Future Problem Solving students and coaches in Queensland are invited to attend the FPS Queensland State Bowl and Resource Information Day on Tuesday July 24th (8:45 am - 2.00 pm).

Students will work in their own teams of four to complete a Global Issues booklet on a Philanthrocapitalism Future Scene within a two hour time frame. Coaches receive fast modified feedback about the booklets. The students then work to present an action skit after lunch.

We hope to have guest speaker to provide further perspectives on the topic, Philanthrocapitalism.

This day provides the students with an opportunity to more fully prepare for the real Qualifying Problem which must be completed before August 9. Past experience has shown that students who attend these days are well represented when the Finals invitations are issued at the end of August.

Students can be registered in teams of four as Junior, Middle and Senior teams.

Cost per student is $15. Please note students and coaches need to provide their own morning tea and lunch.

As numbers are strictly limited, please register your teams as soon as possible.

Venue: P&F Centre, St Peters Lutheran College, 66 Harts Road, Indooroopilly, Brisbane QLD 4068.

A tax invoice will be sent to coaches upon receipt of registration.     Click Here to Register >>>



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