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Intro to Future Problem Solving - PASADENA: May (Fri) Grades 4-6th

Intro to Future Problem Solving - PASADENA: May (Fri) Grades 4-6th

Summary: Intro to Future Problem Solving - Academic Competition. Academic competition opportunities for homeschool student(s) are few and far between and I seek to fill that niche! This Pod is for students to learn about Future Problem Solving International and, more specifically the Global Issues Problem Solving competitive component. I have coached teams and individuals from the homeschool community for several years. Each year I have had teams and individuals go on to competed at the State Bowl level (CA FPS) and one student who was invited to participate in the GIPS MAGIC component at the International FPS Conference. Future Problem Solving is a meaningful and enjoyable academic competition and this introductory 5-week session is a great way to figure out if FPS the right fit for your student as we begin organizing teams for the 2024-2025 FPS Season.


Class Details

Instructor: Kristin P.

Grades: 4th-6th

Meeting Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Meeting Day: Friday

Class Start: May 17, 2024

Class Meeting Dates: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/14, 6/21

Class Length: 5 weeks

Cost: $150

Minimum Number of Students: 5

Maximum Number of Students: 12

Location: AdLife Academy (539 N Lake Ave, Pasadena CA 91101)


About the Instructor

I’ve been an educator for many years and have taught in a variety of learning environments - from community college to homeschool co-ops and learning centers. My experience as a homeschool parent and as an educator in the homeschool community have helped deepen my appreciation that each learner is unique - with their own passions and interests, their own level of attention and patience, and their own natural curiosities about the world around them. I work to meet learners where they are and to foster their curiosities and educational growth. I prefer to work with small groups and strive to create a collaborative classroom environment. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Truman State University and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. While I primarily teach life science related classes, I do enjoy branching out to offer fun and innovative classes for K-6th grade in other subjects. I am parent of three kids and a human companion for two cats and (currently) three chickens, and perhaps also the many birds, lizards, butterflies, and spiders in my yard and garden. I enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling to new places.

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