NEXT.cc

NEXT.cc is an eco web that develops ethical imagination and environmental stewardship. NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does and why design is important through over 100 journeys.

Each NEXT.cc journey may be associated with scales:

and subjects:

About NEXT

Purpose

People are born to learn. To learn is to be alive and the purpose of life is to live a life with purpose.

NEXT.cc is an eco web that develops ethical imagination and environmental stewardship. NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important. It offers activities across nine scales – nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world. NEXT.cc's journeys introduce activities online, in the classroom, in the community and globally. NEXT.cc journeys and activities are supported with links to museums, institutions and contemporary practices. The eco web network of journeys provides a solid foundation for newly established NAAEE North American Association of Environmental Education standards with place based design activities that address the five goals of environmental education: Awareness, Knowledge, Attitudes and Environmental Ethic, Citizen Action Skills, and Citizen Action Experiences. NEXT.cc is based on Wisconsin Art and Design Standards and Common Core State Standards. NEXT.cc plans to reach young people, their teachers and their families with meaningful learning experiences that create positive influence on lives and outcomes.

Awards

National Environmental Education Foundation Green STEM Innovators
National Environmental Education Foundation Green STEM Innovator (pdf) 2012
Union of International Architects Architecture + Children Golden Cubes 2011
Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Communities Grant 2011
USGBC Excellence in Green Building Education Award 2009
SAIC Presidential Urban Engagement Award 2009
American Architectural Foundation Merit Award 2009
National Endowment for the Arts Design Education Award 2008
American Architectural Foundation Merit Award 2006

Partners

NEXT.cc's informal learning is being accessed in 150 countries, over 2500 cities and 50 states.

Videos

NEXT.cc Green Imagination 2013
NEXT.cc Eco Web You Tube + Vimeo Video 2009
Meet Designers
Design Process
Designing Design Education
Design Is Our Nature: Disseminating Design Practices in K12 Education
Green Your School
STEM to STEAM
STEAM by DESIGN TEDx
Reimagining School: Why Creativity and Innovation Matter,Golden Apple Foundation and National St. Louis University

Navigation

“NEXT.cc hits the 21st Century learning sweet spot! It is a brilliant scaffolding for design-based learning. NEXT.cc delivers content in context embedded in templates and tools. It is at the right level between abstract concept and concrete instantiation. It builds both subject matter mastery and meta-cognitive skills. It reifies domain knowledge transparently as generative engagement. Seamlessly, it inculcates habits of attentive observation, heuristic discovery and self-reflection. It speaks epistemological authority with a light, non-pedantic voice. Beyond all that, NEXT.cc is intrinsically motivating - which is the fancy term for FUN!” Arnold Wasserman
www.arnoldwasserman.com
arnold@collectiveinvention.com or arnold@ideafactory.com

Navigating the NEXT.cc Site

news

2014 Happy New Year!(pdf)
2013 Happy New Year!(pdf)
2012 Spring
2011 Late Spring (pdf)
2011 Early Spring (pdf)
2010 Spring (pdf)
2010 Fall (pdf)
2009 Spring (pdf)

books

NEXT.cc What Design Is What Design Does and Why Design is Important 2009(pdf)

papers

Design Design Education 2013

Aesthetics of Sustainability and the Ethical Imagination 2007

Eco Literacy: Greening Public Imagination 2009

To download the work in print or electronic formats, see Common Ground: Design Principles and Practices, An International Journal

press

TEDx Milwaukee STEAM by Design Press
Union of International Architects Media Education Award Press

Connect

To access the best interactive sites and resources, please download the following free programs:

NEXT.cc encourages use of online resources to connect the classroom with outside resources, digital interactives, virtual field trip and contemporary practices. Take a look at A Teacher's Guide to Social Media in the Classroom.

contact

www.NEXT.cc@gmail.com or lkeane@NEXT.cc.
4200 North Lake Drive Milwaukee, WI 53211 414 332 4381
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