Frequently Asked Questions

What is FPS?

Future Problem Solving (FPS) is an activity that allows students to be challenged while learning how to solve problems and look at the future. FPSPofCT offers several options to teachers or parents who want to provide their students with the opportunity to be involved in FPS. The future problem solving process allows students to develop critical thinking skills while encouraging their creativity and can be incorporated into the curriculum in a variety of subject areas for students from grades 4-12.

FPS’s components can be used in the classroom, in an after school program, as a TAG program, by home- schooled students and by youth groups. FPSPofCT offers training and materials to adults working with FPSers.

Where can I find evaluation results?

Our evaluation director, Emily Smith  will mail results back after each evaluation session.

How do I register?

Download a registration form from the FPS web site.  If you have any questions, please contact the FPSPofCT office.

What does it cost to participate in FPS?

FPSPofCT strives to keep the cost of participation in the program affordable. Download a cost form from the Form Center to see a list of the components we offer and the cost of each.

How do I become involved in FPS?

For parents or teachers interested in coaching an FPS team, FPS offers coaches training. The FPSPofCT Board of Directors is happy to provide experienced coaches to help mentor new coaches as they learn the FPS process and bring it into their classroom. For more information contact Karen Castiglione.

FPSPofCT is always looking for volunteer evaluators to help give feedback to students. E-mail evaluation director, Emily Smith , for information on free evaluator training.

When is the FPS State Conference?

The 2017 FPSPofCT State Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in North Haven, Connecticut. You can find more important dates for the upcoming school year on our calendar.