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Rapides Parish Schools Embrace Technology (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-08-19

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Education | Technology | RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD | Electronic textbooks


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jones, Gary Interviewee
  • Morrison, Bill Interviewee
  • Lemoine, Della Interviewee
  • Fadler, Melissa Interviewee
  • Emery, Kim Interviewee


This segment from the August 19, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the growing use of technology by the Rapides Parish School District. She interviews Rapides Parish School Superintendent Gary Jones and Assistant Superintendent for Technology Bill Morrison, who discuss the school district’s use of electronic textbooks for science classes and the Aiken Virtual School, which allows students from nine surrounding parishes to take Advanced Placement courses. Lincoln also interviews Della Lemoine, the Assistant Principal at Acadian Elementary School, who discusses the school’s use of electronic textbooks leading to increased student engagement. Lastly, Lincoln interviews Melissa Fadler, a teacher at Acadian Elementary School, and Kim Emery, a teacher at Peabody Magnet High School, who discuss their participation in the “Day of Discovery,” a professional development day for teachers. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham