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Where can I find FPSOnline instructional videos?

Using FPSOnline

A great way to becoming familiar with the FPSOnline system is to view our instructional videos posted on our YouTube channel. They are all also displayed below for easy access.

Helpful Tips

  • Login: Each student has a unique username and password to access FPSOnline. Sharing this information with other competitors is not allowed.
  • Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are the recommended browsers for the FPSOnline system. Other browsers have not been tested and may not provide the best user experience.
  • Devices: FPSOnline is designed for access via a computer, though successful tests have been made using an iPad. No other devices – tablets or smartphones – have been successfully tested. Use of a non-preferred device is not recommended.
  • Writing: Students may use a collaborative writing platform, but only work entered directly in FPSOnline will be scored. Typed booklets may not be submitted as an attachment.
  • Formatting: The FPSOnline system does not support formatted text. Any pasted tables, bulleted lists, or rich text will not be supported.

Instructional Videos

Global Issues

How to complete a virtual booklet (8:54)
How to view a virtual future scene and submit a booklet (3:37)

Creative Writing (aka Scenario Writing)

How to submit student work in FPSOnline (4:29)

Storytelling (aka Scenario Performance)

How to submit student work in FPSOnline (5:07)

Community Projects

How to submit proposals, reports, and promotional videos in FPSOnline (8:22)
How evaluators can use FPSOnline for evaluating Community Projects (9:08)

All – View Feedback

How students view feedback in FPSOnline (4:16)
How coaches view feedback in FPSOnline (4:40)

April Michele

April Michele Bio

Executive Director

A seasoned educator, April Michele has served as the Executive Director since 2018 and been with Future Problem Solving more than a decade. Her background in advanced curriculum strategies and highly engaging learning techniques translates well in the development of materials, publications, training, and marketing for the organization and its global network. April’s expertise includes pedagogy and strategies for critical and creative thinking and providing quality educational services for students and adults worldwide.

Prior to joining Future Problem Solving, April taught elementary and middle grades, spending most of her classroom career in Gifted Education. She earned the National Board Certification (NBPTS) as a Middle Childhood/Generalist and later served as a National Board Assessor for the certification of others. She was trained and applied the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Humanities, which helped widen the educational scope and boundaries beyond the U.S. In addition, April facilitated the Theory and Development of Creativity course for state level certification of teachers. She has also collaborated on a variety of special projects through the Department of Education.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and the University of South Florida with a master’s in Gifted Education, April’s passion is providing a challenging curriculum for 21st century students so they are equipped with the problem solving and ethical leadership skills they need to thrive in the future. As a board member in her local Rotary Club, she facilitates problem solving in leadership at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Edyth Bush Institute at Rollins College.