See Minnesota Community Problem Solving (CmPS) profiled in local newspapers tackling real problems in the community.
- Saint Cloud Times profiles North Junior High School CmPS students improving school safety, convincing the Saint Cloud City Council to approve $16,000 improvements at a school intersection.
- Quad Community Press profiles Centennial High School CmPS students partnering with the Allina Change to Chill Program to raise awareness on teen stress and ways for students to cope.
For the second year in a row, a MN Future Problem Solving Coach has been honored by the WEM Foundation as an Outstanding Educator.
IC 2015 is done and in the books!
Here are the results for all of the Minnesota teams that placed at IC.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
14-year-old Hannah Hudson is New Zealand's Future Problem Solving champion. She has a message for all of us: we need to teach kids a systematic approach to problem solving. The Future Problem Solving Program does just that.
Would you like to gain some experience sitting on a board? [No, not the wooden kind.]
MNFPSP has decided to petition for some Student Representatives to join the MNFPSP Executive Board.
It's a great opportunity to see how decisions are made and how an executive board functions.
If this interests you, please download the application materials, read them, and then follow the directions to start working towards collecting the relevant signatures and so forth.
The Executive Board looks forward to having some student perspective and input in the future.
Submission of materials will begin soon, with specific details to be posted here.
Another International Competition in the books.
Congratulations to ALL of the teams that represented Minnesota at the IC this year. We were VERY well-represented on the awards stage -- take a look for yourself and congratulate them again.
Next, please take a minute to think about all of the volunteers who helped you and your competitors during this very successful competition season. If you see any of those parents, alumni, board members, teachers, subject matter experts, or whomever they were -- please thank them. This program would not be at all successful without the many volunteers that participate every year.
There should be some pics from the 2014 IC up in the gallery soon, too, so check back for those.
If you think you can't make a difference, well, the Community Problem Solving team at North Junior High might want to you to reconsider... They're making real, measurable differences in their school:
Community Problem Solving (CmPS) has had an amazing impact on the community at North Junior High! It all started with Parker and Ryan, who wanted to make a difference. They decided to tackle a problem - bullying. After recruiting 3 more team members, they began their journey with CmPS. Last year...