SchoolsNEXT

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Architecture, Design, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

The SchoolsNEXT Design Competition offers an opportunity to illustrate the kind of creativity that students bring to the planning and design process. The competition highlights the importance of well-planned, healthy, safe sustainable and resilient schools that foster student and teacher achievement and enhance community vitality. The international annual competition, open to middle school and high school students, challenges student teams to design their learning environments to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. The multi-disciplinary solution requires students to follow a planning process from the concept phase to completion of the project, with thorough documentation. The students will present their project to a jury for review.

Schools around the world are advancing the limits of public education by providing real-world learning experiences and opportunities for students to ask questions and problem solve, collaborate and gain experience tactile, hands-on work. This is a 21st Century learning approach where students are enabled, engaged and empowered through a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum, leadership and teamwork proficiency to master the 21st century skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy.

Timeline

Subject to change

September 1st SchoolsNEXT registration open
September 1st Mentor registration open
September – February Student design competition
February – March School/District jury/competition convene (if applicable)
February – March Student design competition projects, narratives, PowerPoints completed for submittal for regional competition
March Electronic submissions due to regional coordinator (based on regional conference dates)
March Chapter and Region juries convene (based on regional conference dates)
April 30th Regional winner announced to International
May 3rd Electronic submissions due to international Program Director
May - date TBD International Jury (electronic)
October – November International Winning Team presents at LearningSCAPES

Each team is required to submit a project model, a 3 to 5- minute video and/or PowerPoint presentation and an 850-word narrative description documenting the planning process and rationale. Supporting materials, such as plans, elevations, perspective drawings, Google Sketchup or other CAD drawings, etc. may be submitted on foam boards and/or tri-fold boards that can be displayed on an easel.

See the competition website for complete details on how the projects are evaluated.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.a4le.org/A4LE/Programs_Awards/SchoolsNEXT/SchoolsNEXT.aspx

Managing Organization: Association for Learning Environments

Contact:
Donna Robinson
donna@a4le.org
480.391.0840

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The SchoolsNEXT competition is open to all middle and high school teams. There is no entry fee.

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The SchoolsNEXT Design Competition offers an opportunity to illustrate the kind of creativity that students bring to the planning and design process. The competition highlights the importance of well-planned, healthy, safe sustainable and resilient schools that foster student and teacher achievement and enhance community vitality. The international annual competition, open to middle school and high school students, challenges student teams to design their learning environments to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. The multi-disciplinary solution requires students to follow a planning process from the concept phase to completion of the project, with thorough documentation. The students will present their project to a jury for review.

Schools around the world are advancing the limits of public education by providing real-world learning experiences and opportunities for students to ask questions and problem solve, collaborate and gain experience tactile, hands-on work. This is a 21st Century learning approach where students are enabled, engaged and empowered through a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum, leadership and teamwork proficiency to master the 21st century skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy.

Timeline

Subject to change

September 1st SchoolsNEXT registration open
September 1st Mentor registration open
September – February Student design competition
February – March School/District jury/competition convene (if applicable)
February – March Student design competition projects, narratives, PowerPoints completed for submittal for regional competition
March Electronic submissions due to regional coordinator (based on regional conference dates)
March Chapter and Region juries convene (based on regional conference dates)
April 30th Regional winner announced to International
May 3rd Electronic submissions due to international Program Director
May - date TBD International Jury (electronic)
October – November International Winning Team presents at LearningSCAPES

Process

Each team is required to submit a project model, a 3 to 5- minute video and/or PowerPoint presentation and an 850-word narrative description documenting the planning process and rationale. Supporting materials, such as plans, elevations, perspective drawings, Google Sketchup or other CAD drawings, etc. may be submitted on foam boards and/or tri-fold boards that can be displayed on an easel.

Criteria

See the competition website for complete details on how the projects are evaluated.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.a4le.org/A4LE/Programs_Awards/SchoolsNEXT/SchoolsNEXT.aspx

Managing Organization: Association for Learning Environments

Contact:
Donna Robinson
donna@a4le.org
480.391.0840

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The SchoolsNEXT competition is open to all middle and high school teams. There is no entry fee.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York