Conference Breakouts

MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Updated 09/6/2016

Thursday, Sept. 15 Breakouts

4:00 to 5:00 PM
FPS Familiarization: Jump Start

7:00 to 8:00 PM
FPS Familiarization: Jump Start

Friday, Sept. 16 Breakouts

Breakouts are for all grade levels unless noted.

6:30 to 7:15 AM
FPS Familiarization: Jump Start

8:45 AM

  • 3-D Printing–Regional FPS Topic
  • “What Have I Done?!?” Advice for New Coaches
  • Governor’s Cup – the Basics
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Practices
  • Composition (repeated at 2:30 PM)
  • Fixing Buzzer Systems (repeated at 2:30 PM)
  • Coaching EL/MG Science

10:15 AM

  • I’m the Coach – Now What?
  • Supporting KAAC Events from the District Level
  • It’s All in the Genes–District FPS Topic (repeated at 2:30 PM)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (HS)
  • Quick Recall Demonstration (repeated at 2:30 PM)
  • Math Quick Recall – Tips (MG/HS)
  • Coaching MG/HS Humanities
  • Staying Successful

1:15 PM

  • Coaching Language Arts (MG/HS)
  • Confessions of a State Champion or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Be the Bomb
  • Identity Theft–State Finals FPS Topic
  • FPS Coaching
  • Composition (also at 8:45 AM)
  • Recruiting and Training Parent Volunteers

2:30 PM

  • Starting with a Blank Canvas: How to organize a new team
  • It’s All in the Genes–District FPS Topic (also at 10:15 AM)
  • FPS: Beyond the Team Events
  • Fixing Buzzer Systems (also at 8:45 AM)
  • Quick Recall Demonstration (also at 10:15 AM)
  • Coaching Social Studies MG/HS
  • Motivation Tips
  • Magnificent Moderating

3:45 PM–Door prizes

Win a complete set of the last three years’ Governor’s Cup questions (or Sixth Grade or JV), one of TWO brand new buzzer systems, and more! Must be present to win, with the exception of those in certification sessions.

Special  Seminar Saturday, Sept. 17:  FPS Survival Kit

7:00 AM – FPS Familiarization: Jump Start
Entering the world of Future Problem Solving and not sure what to do? Attend this session for a brief overview of FPS terminology for “newbies”. Whether you are being certified as a new coach or an evaluator, this session is a MUST for you.

8:00 AM
Receive a general overview of the three competitive FPS topics for the 2016-2017 academic season. It’s All in the Genes, followed by the 3-D Printing and completing the session with Identity Theft. This presentation will give you a starting-point for you to begin research with your team. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels.

9:00 AM to Noon

Back by popular demand! New and experienced FPS coaches are always seeking help with the coaching basics. These coaches will begin at the beginning with ideas on how to select an FPS team, manage an FPS practice,  become a master-level FPS coach and learn how to write practice Future Scenes. Join Carolyn, Melissa, Pam, Brenda and Kirk as they share the skills they have acquired over their decades as FPS coaches.


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