Louisiana Healthcare Connections Donates Technology to SPEMA Teachers

Press Release Oct. 24 2019

Representatives from Louisiana Healthcare Connections have partnered with Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy (SPEMA) to surprise a few deserving teachers with new laptops on October 24, 2019.

SPEMA focuses on educating students in a 21st– century learning environment and in order to achieve that mission they ensure that every child is provided a Google Chromebook. However, it is time to update technology for staff at the school.


Principal Shalika Scott said, “The right community partner came along at just the right time to help us reach our goal of being 1:1 for students and staff. Louisiana Healthcare Connections has provided us with a generous donation of $4,000 to purchase sixteen Lenovo Chromebooks for our teachers.”


SPEMA teachers and students use a variety of online learning platforms to support the STEAM curriculum: Nearpod, Google Classroom, Kahn Academy, Gale research databases, and Flying Classroom just to name a few. The magnet school offers a number of technology-based elective courses such as Academy of Engineering, Game Design, Robotics, Audio Engineering, and Graphic Design.


Faculty members teach a variety of courses and many of them work in different classrooms and labs throughout the day and it is important that they have a quick, reliable, portable device to carry with them to classes and meetings around campus in order to keep up with the tech-savvy students.


Representatives from Louisiana Healthcare Connections surprised a couple of teachers in their classrooms with the new laptops during 5th period (1:15 pm-2:15 pm) on Thursday, October 24.

After school, during the faculty meeting at 2:40 p.m. held a formal presentation and celebration for all faculty who received the new Chromebooks.


“Louisiana Healthcare Connections is also providing our school families with important information about healthy lifestyles and how to access healthcare in our community,” Scott said. “We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to a long, healthy relationship with LHC!”


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