Glenside Future Problem Solvers

Coaches: Mrs. Pasternack & Mrs. Rickel

Next meeting: February 24

We will be meeting at 8:00 am on February 24 in the library.

How can Parents help?

Ask your child to brainstorm solutions that fall in his/her assigned categories

Assigned categories

CAB: Maggie, Sophie, Sam, Monique, Sofia

BET: Tabitha, Esther, Christian, Will, Caroline

PLEDGE: Aidan, Keegan, Jack, Cailyn, Maya, Myanah

STREP: Isaac, Liam, Peter, Reilly, Amelia

The formula for solutions:

___________________________________ will ___________________________________________________

(Who: A person, group or company)................ (What: tell exactly what will be done)

that _________________________________________________________________________________

(How it will work or what it will accomplish)

so that _________________________________________________________________________________

(Why: how it addresses the U.P. you have chosen)

How to write solutions:

1. Write the key verb phrase (KVP) of your underlying problem at the top of your page where you will be writing your list of solutions.

2. If your solutions do not do what your KVP says it should do, it will not count.

3. Solutions should be humane.

4. Solutions should reward, not punish.

5. Solutions should be futuristic.

6. Solutions should be scientific, not magical.

7. Use your category list to help you brainstorm solutions.

8. You need a minimum of 8 solutions to move on to the next step.

This will be our last day to brainstorm solutions as a group

Who in each category can help us solve the problem? Here are some examples for the 'who' part of the solution:

Physical Health: Doctors

Law & Justice: Police

Education: Professors that teach MBA programs

Defense: Secretary of Defense

Government & Politics: President Obama

Environment: Environmental Protection Agency


Business & Commerce: Walmart

Ethics & Religion: The United States Cardinals

Technology: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple


Social Relationships: Facebook

Transportation: Boeing

Recreation: Major League Baseball players

Economics: Stock brokers

Psychological Health: Psychologists


Communication: TV producers

Arts and Aesthetics: Musicians

Basic needs: Clothing manufacturers

Six-Steps to Problem Solving

1. Identify Challenges to the topic or Future Scene.

2. Select an Underlying Problem.

3. Produce Solution Ideas to the Underlying Problem.

4. Generate and Select Criteria to Evaluate Solution Ideas.

5. Apply Criteria to Solution Ideas.

6. Develop an Action Plan.