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Future Problem Solving of Virginia will provide basic resources to registered coaches, but additional materials must be purchased from the International Program's FPSP Mart. These materials include the extremely helpful Readings, Research, and Resources that most coaches consider essential. Topical activity units, Questions and Answers, and various combination offers are available as well.

In the factory, at home, and in the trash, poisonous chemicals are linked to cancer and birth defects. Certain chemicals are known to be hazardous, yet current regulation systems allow them to continue to be brought into homes via many products. Even worse, information pertaining to health and environment damage is not available for most of these chemicals.

How can we become better aware of the dangers associated with toxic wastes? What will happen if we increase our reliance on these materials?

2017-18 Topic Descriptions

2017-18 Topics

Practice Problem 1 
Spread of Infectious
Disease

Practice Problem 2 
Toxic Materials

Qualifying Problem 
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All 2017 State Bowl and International Conference winners from Virginia

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Workshop introduces P2 tools to Virginia coaches

This year's VAFPS training workshop was conducted in conjunction with Future Problem Solving Program International in an effort to bring new problem solving strategies to both new and experienced coaches.

P2 stands for Process + Program. Participants explored how the Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) & the Creative Problem Solving process (CPS) can work together to prepare students for the 21st Century.

The VIEW, an assessment of problem solving style developed by Edwin C. Selby, Donald J. Treffinger, and Scott G. Isaksen, was developed specifically for the purpose of helping individuals and teams efficiently and effectively solve problems, manage change, and promote innovation. The training explored coach’s response to problem solving and how this impacts working with students. 

The workshop was conducted over two days in mid-August at Powhatan High School in Powhatan County.

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Practice Problem 1 Postmark Deadline: October 14

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Practice Problem 2

Toxic materials are everywhere: heavy metals in electronics, flame retardants in furniture and clothing, pesticides in our food, and harmful chemicals in plastics. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) products are an example of matter dangerous to health and environment