At NLRA seminars are taught instead of the traditional Carnegie model classes. The seminars are taught using a concept referred to as Interdisciplinary Learning. Teaching a seminar using this method emphasizes connections between traditionally disciplines such as science, technology, history, and language arts, rather than restricting learning to one subject area at a time. Seminars are organized around themes, problems, or issues. Students then seek knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to provide an expanded and more complex understanding of the topics. In addition, Northern Lakes Regional Academy ties a variety of workshops to their seminars adding an overall arching theme of technology to all learning. Workshops are designed to teach students a life-skill which will be applicable for use in their seminar as well as future projects.
To Learn more please see: Interdisciplinary Learning Collaborative