$100  Global Issues Teams (including adult)

$50   Global Issues Individuals (including adult)

$70   Global Issues Rookie Teams

$40   AbPS Teams

Registrations Due DEC 15

Registration 2019-20


Registering a GIPS team or individual, a Non-Competitive Rookie team, or an AbPS team allows you to send in their work for evaluation, which provides valuable feedback on how to improve their problem solving skills.  Once we receive your registration form, you will be provided with all the materials you need to get started. Click to register. 






Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) For each portion of the year, students research and study a topic area, then complete a problem solving booklet based on a Future Scene that is written about the topic of study.  A team of evaluators reads the booklet and provides extensive written feedback focused on improvement of writing and thinking skills. The schedule for the year is as follows:


Practice Problem 1 (Due October 25, 2019)

  • Topic: International Travel

  • Steps 1-3 of the process completed,

  • Coaches may help students in whatever way they deem necessary

Practice Problem 2 (Due December 20, 2019)

  • Topic: Sleep Patterns

  • All 6 steps of the process completed

  • Coaches may help students in whatever way they deem necessary

Qualifying Problem (Due February 14, 2020)

  • Topic: Gamification

  • All 6 steps completed

  • "Competitive conditions" must be met - 2 consecutive hours, unassisted by the coach.

State Bowl (April 23-25, 2020)

  • Topic: Living in Poverty

  • Location: Green Lake Conference Center


GIPS Rookie Division is a noncompetitive component in which teams of students complete the same three problems, but write a shorter booklet with fewer challenges and solutions. There are no time limits.  


Action-Based Problem Solving (AbPS) is non-competitive and designed for classroom integration using a simplified problem solving process. Mulitple topics are provided for curricular use. Two entries per year may be submitted for evaluation.


$25   Scenario Writing

$60   CmPS Teams

$50   CmPS Individuals

$25   Scenario Performance

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Entries 2019-20


Scenario Writing

Stories and fees are submitted in January and evaluated in February/March. Click the buttons for materials. Entries due January 21, 2020.











Community Problem Solving (CmPS)

Teams and individuals work on a project of their choosing for the entire school year. Projects and entry fees are submitted in February and are evaluated in February/March. Click the buttons for materials. CmPS Intent to Submit due January 17, 2020.  Entries due February 19, 2020.





NEW for CmPS in 2017-18

Written report must include

a 7th page with a timeline

Essential Publication for CmPS

Purchase Creative & Critical Thinking Tools for CmPS

on the Sales page under Coaches

Scenario Performance

Videos and fees are submitted in February and evaluated that month. Click the buttons for materials. Entries due February 7, 2020.

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Lynn Buckmaster, Wisconsin FPS Affiliate Director

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