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Get Started

New? Find everything you need to know to get started and get to work with Future Problem Solving competitions.

Problem Solving Process

Find out more about our proven 6-step method and how to apply it to develop relevant action plans.

Global Issues

Learn more about our flagship program competition for both teams and individuals and get inspired by our students’ work.

Community Projects

Learn more about how to apply our Future Problem Solving model to a real world project in your local community.

Creative Writing

Learn more about our futuristic writing competition and get inspired by our student’s work (aka Scenario Writing).

Storytelling

Learn more about our futuristic storytelling competition and get inspired by our student’s work (aka Scenario Performance).

Learning

Explore ideas and tips for integrating our program materials as non-competitive activities in your classroom curriculum.

Challenges

Learn more about our virtual, asynchronous competitions like the World Solutions Challenge.

International Conference

Questions? Find the answers here. Each year champion problem solvers and supporters come together from around the world (IC).

Get Involved

Schools, partners, donors, volunteers, evaluators, alumni…find out how you can make a direct impact on students' lives.

Parents

Explore all the ways you can support your students’ success and get inspiration from other parents’ perspectives.

FPSOnline

From coaches to students to evaluators, learn how FPSOnline works from top to bottom and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Best Practices

Discover best practices shared by others doing what you do that you can adapt and apply today.

Everything Else

Not sure where to look? Check out the answers to other common Future Problem Solving questions here.

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.