NEXT.cc

NEXT.cc NEXT.cc is an eco web of informal art, science and design opportunities that develops ethical imagination and environmental stewardship. An award-winning educational non-profit created by architects, teachers, and college students, NEXT.cc nurtures creativity across nine scales of design- nano, pattern, object, space, building, neighborhood, urban, region, and world.
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The University of Wisconsin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, National Endowment for the Arts, Earth Day Educators, United States Green Building Council, National Environmental Education Foundation, Chicago's Burnham 100, Milwaukee’s Creativity Works, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, ACE Mentor Program, Harvard High School Career Links Project, UK’s Info Cow and Australia’s Object help NEXT.cc reach children in 50 states and 200+ countries enhancing learning experiences and inspiring new possibilities.

The University of Wisconsin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, National Endowment for the Arts, Earth Day Educators, United States Green Building Council, National Environmental Education Foundation, Chicago's Burnham 100, Milwaukee’s Creativity Works, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, ACE Mentor Program, Harvard High School Career Links Project, UK’s Info Cow and Australia’s Object help NEXT.cc reach children in 50 states and 200+ countries enhancing learning experiences and inspiring new possibilities.

Mission: NURTURE Imagination INSPIRE wonder of the built and natural world PROMOTE stewardship of the environment ENABLE eco-literacy and digital fluency with STEAM by Design place-based projects CONNECT classrooms in an eco-web community

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11/21/2020
NEXT.cc CONNECTS!

Connecting K12 students with eco literate and digitally fluent activities, careers, and organizations to enhance curiosity, compassion, motivation to learn anywhere anytime. #NEXT.cc#architect#school#environment

Saturday evening, November 14,  5 to 7 PM, Virtual Soundwalks In Chicago! An online public launch party and fundraiser c...
11/08/2020
Virtual Soundwalks in Chicago: A Screening & Launch Party

Saturday evening, November 14, 5 to 7 PM, Virtual Soundwalks In Chicago! An online public launch party and fundraiser celebrating five new video adaptations to the current pandemic by the 2020 team of Chicago-based teaching artists. We are pleased to present three new videos by Norman W Long and Sara Zalek, JL Simonson and Katie Wood, Veronica Salinas and Chloe Lin! Support and grow our vital listening community, promoting public engagement in listening and acoustic ecology in the future.
Reserve your spot now on Eventbrite or Facebook

The videos will be on the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s new YouTube channel, in addition to the recently released videos on The Chicago Park District’s “Your Night Out at Home,” a site featuring over 40 artists and neighborhood organizations in a series of digital performances available for the public to view on demand.

The Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks program for arts and culture is supported by Commonwealth Edison and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Join us for a virtual screening of 5 video and sound works that emphasize a relationship with the natural and nonhuman world in Chicago.

Excited to share NEXT.cc's Learning Anywhere Anytime with Nature on the A4LE Super Session this morning. CHanging educat...
11/04/2020

Excited to share NEXT.cc's Learning Anywhere Anytime with Nature on the A4LE Super Session this morning. CHanging education one imagination at a time.

Looking forward to sharing Design As Our Nature Virtually with WI K12 Teachers and Students tomorrow at 1:30
09/14/2020

Looking forward to sharing Design As Our Nature Virtually with WI K12 Teachers and Students tomorrow at 1:30

NEXT.cc is excited to partner with Chicago Mobile Maker sharing some Flying Folding Fanning Fun! Stop by and plan to hav...
09/11/2020

NEXT.cc is excited to partner with Chicago Mobile Maker sharing some Flying Folding Fanning Fun! Stop by and plan to have a good time!

Our next pop-up is this Saturday afternoon in Oak Park near Lake and Scoville! We’ll have a few activities including a packet of fun created by NEXT.cc and design kits made in partnership with SparkShop. See you there!

Creativity Connections Theme V: Drawing Ideas, Types, and Zooms. Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/c...
09/01/2020

Creativity Connections Theme V: Drawing Ideas, Types, and Zooms. Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/creativityconnections.
#creativityconnections #nextcc #schoolzoneinstitute #steam #stem #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #homeschool #learningathome #education #stayathome #design #architecture #learning #imagination #projectbasedlearning #environment #sustainability

Creativity Connections Theme IV: Forming, Folding, Fanning, Fun! Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/c...
08/26/2020

Creativity Connections Theme IV: Forming, Folding, Fanning, Fun! Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/creativityconnections.
#creativityconnections #nextcc #schoolzoneinstitute #steam #stem #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #homeschool #learningathome #education #stayathome #design #architecture #learning #imagination #projectbasedlearning #environment #sustainability

Creativity Connections Theme III: Design as Our Nature. Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/creativity...
08/17/2020

Creativity Connections Theme III: Design as Our Nature. Access the full worksheet at https://www.next.cc/page/creativityconnections.
#creativityconnections #nextcc #schoolzoneinstitute #steam #stem #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #homeschool #learningathome #education #stayathome #design #architecture #learning #imagination #projectbasedlearning #environment #sustainability

Creativity Connections Theme II: Sketching. Access the full worksheet at: https://www.next.cc/page/creativityconnections...
08/11/2020

Creativity Connections Theme II: Sketching. Access the full worksheet at: https://www.next.cc/page/creativityconnections.
#creativityconnections #nextcc #schoolzoneinstitute #steam #stem #elementaryschool #middleschool #highschool #homeschool #learningathome #education #stayathome #design #architecture #learning #imagination #projectbasedlearning #environment #sustainability

Excited to participate in the Women in Green Mountain Region SHEROES series celebrating Leadership, Health and mentoring...
06/30/2020

Excited to participate in the Women in Green Mountain Region SHEROES series celebrating Leadership, Health and mentoring with three amazing women including Anne Taylor, FAIA, Architecture and CHildren

Florida Architecture Foundation Shares a great Diagramming video for Young Architects!
06/01/2020
Architecture In Education - Diagrams - Activity 1 of 3

Florida Architecture Foundation Shares a great Diagramming video for Young Architects!

Diagrams: Have fun learning about the basics of architecture by creating colorful diagrams of spaces, and use programming to identify the functions of a buil...

05/13/2020

Sounds of Buildings from FUNCTION LAB just linked to NEXT.cc Sounds and Design Research! Listening, Looking, investigating Creativity Connections WEEK CII
https://functionlab.net/

NEXT.cc's cover photo
05/11/2020

NEXT.cc's cover photo

Design is for People and for sustaining life on earth. How can we create empathy for everything living? Try defining WEL...
05/08/2020

Design is for People and for sustaining life on earth. How can we create empathy for everything living? Try defining WELL BEING for yourself then for other living things! CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS WEEK VI!https://www.next.cc/page/creativity-connections

Final call for Forming, Folding, Fanning , Furious Fun! WEEK V CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS comes out tomorrow!
04/26/2020

Final call for Forming, Folding, Fanning , Furious Fun! WEEK V CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS comes out tomorrow!

Happy Earth Day! Fill out the Earth Clock and draw in Biodiversity of life in the water, on the land and in the air!
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! Fill out the Earth Clock and draw in Biodiversity of life in the water, on the land and in the air!

Nature's Verbs & NAture's Patterns! What can you draw, design, and build?
04/08/2020

Nature's Verbs & NAture's Patterns! What can you draw, design, and build?

WEEK III has started! Catch up by making a timeclock of Earth's History! Draw our Biosphere of Life in the water, in and...
04/07/2020

WEEK III has started! Catch up by making a timeclock of Earth's History! Draw our Biosphere of Life in the water, in and on the land, and in the air!

04/06/2020

For those who drew along or those who want to get started with WEEK II Doodling into Drawing Activities of CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS(https://www.next.cc/page/creativity-connections), here is some amazing inspiration! Enjoy and stay well!

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