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Sylvia S. Bienvenu Papers

Collection 309

Bienvenu, Sylvia S. (1935- ). Papers, 1968-2007, n.d.

4 feet, 2 ½ inches; 17 volumes

Sylvia Segura Bienvenu is an educator who resides in New Iberia, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Robert and Adolphine Bienvenu.

Bienvenu first became involved with the Acadian culture in 1975, when she agreed to participate in a program at St. Martinville Primary School teaching French as a second language. This was the result of the newly formed Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). In 1977, through a joint venture of CODOFIL and the French government, she had the opportunity to study for a month in France, followed by another month in Belgium the next year.

In 1989, Bienvenu became an adjunct professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), teaching reading methods in the College of Education. The course she taught, “Reading for the Culturally Different Learner”, which inspired research on local cultures of Cajuns. She also worked for the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism on Louisiana Voices, a collaboration between folklorists and educators to develop an educator’s guide for the study of cultures through sound educational techniques and technology.

In 1990, Bienvenu was approached by the president of Acadian Memorial in Erath, who asked her to help with writing grants for projects. She wrote and applied for many grants that were fully funded. Bienvenu also worked with Dr. Julia Fredericks of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and received a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to present at Teaching Institute to teach educators about Acadians and their culture. This helped in assuring that the history of the Acadians would become part of the school curriculum in Acadiana. In 2015, she was inducted as a “Living Legend” at the Acadian Museum in Erath.

This collection consists of personal papers, writings, class material, grants, evaluations, and presentations. There are also some media items and volumes of her lesson plans and evaluations.

Sylvia S. Bienvenu donated this collection.

Series:

A. Personal 1-01 through 1-12
B. Writings 1-13 through 1-27
C. Class Material 1-28 through 3-03
D. Grants 3-04 through 4-02
E. Evaluations 4-03 through 4-13
F. Presentations 4-14 through 4-49
G. Publications 4-50 through 4-53
H. Media Box 5
I. Volumes Oversize

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Personal
    1-01 Résumé and Certificates, 1968-1996
    1-02 Applications for Workshop, PIP, 1983
    1-03 Courses – Certificates, Summer Study Program in France, 1977
    1-04 Job Application, Correspondence, 1997-1991
    1-05 Comprehensive Exams, Miscellaneous, 1990
    1-06 Job Applicant, Administration, 1990-1993
    1-07 Job Applicant, Administration, 1990
    1-08 Teacher of the Year Finalist [correspondence, photographs, agenda for award program], 1989
    1-09 News Clippings, 1988, n.d.
    1-10 News Clippings, International Reading Association, 1995
    1-11 Correspondence, 1996, 1999
    1-11.1 Name Tags
    1-12 Consultant Project, 1997, 1998, 2007
  B. Writings
    1-13 Journal of Research on Computing in Education (JRCE), n.d.
    1-14 Miscellaneous Articles, n.d.
    1-15 “Test Taking Tips”, News Clipping, n.d.
    1-16 Test Wiseness, by Bienvenu, Sylvia S. and Barras, Dale R., 16 May 1978 (acknowledge Number 125)
    1-17 Test Wiseness/Practice Material for Learning How to Take Machine Score Tests – Certificate of Copyright, 1978
    1-18 Test Wiseness, Grades 5-6 (rough draft) Copies of Manuscript, 1981
    1-19 Test Taking Tips, 1976
    1-20 Test Taking Tips, Correspondence, 1978-1981
    1-21 Test Taking Tips and Practice Language Arts, Grades 5-6, 1981
    1-22 Test Taking Tip and Practice Math & Language, Grades 2-3, 1981
    1-23 Evaluations of the Louisiana Technology Initiative, 1998-1999
    1-24 Bienvenu, Miscellaneous Writings
    1-25 The Influence of Organizations on State Level Educational Policies – Research Paper for Educational Administration and Supervision 631, 19 November 1987
    1-26 Bienvenu, Miscellaneous Writings
    1-27 Basic Relational Concepts and Their Effect on Beginning Reading Success – Research Papers Submitted to Phi Delta Kappa, 1974
  C. Class Material
    1-28 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-29 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-30 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-31 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-32 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-33 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-34 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-35 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-36 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-37 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-38 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-39 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    1-40 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
       
Box 2
    2-01 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    2-02 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    2-03 EDCI 300 – Whole Language, n.d.
    2-04 Reading 425 – Reading Material, n.d.
    2-05 Reading 425 – Cajun Culture, n.d.
    2-06 Reading 425 – Reading Style Notes, n.d.
    2-07 Reading 425 – Final Exam, Spring 1994
    2-08 Reading 425 – Bilingual Child – Lecture Notes, n.d.
    2-09 Reading 425 – Lecture Notes, n.d.
    2-10 Reading 425 – Lecture Notes, Fall 1994
    2-11 Reading 425 – Lecture Notes, Fall 1993
    2-12 Reading 411 – Lecture Notes, Fall 1993
    2-13 Reading 411-G – Syllabus, n.d.
    2-14 Reading 409-G – Book 1, n.d.
    2-15 Reading 409 – Syllabus Material, n.d.
    2-16 Reading 409 – Syllabus Material, n.d.
    2-17 Reading 405, Fall 1994
    2-18 EDCI 300 – Language Arts, Fall 1991
    2-19 Reading 409-G – Assessment, n.d.
    2-20 Reading 409-G – Topic II, Language Linguistics, n.d.
    2-21 Reading 409-G – APA Style Manual, n.d.
    2-22 Reading 409-G – Human Motivation, n.d.
    2-23 Reading – Reading and the Brain – Instructor Material, n.d.
    2-24 Reading – Cooperative Learning, n.d.
    2-25 Reading 409-G – Lecture Material, n.d.
    2-26 Reading 409-G – Lecture Material, Spring 1990
    2-27 Reading 409-G – Lecture Notes, Spring 1990
    2-28 Reading 409-G – Lecture Notes, Spring 1990
    2-29 Reading 310-311 – Lecture Notes, n.d.
    2-30 Reading 425, USL, Fall 1994
    2-31 Reading 425, USL, Fall 1994
    2-32 Reading 425, USL, Fall 1994
    2-33 The Process of Learning – Class Material, n.d.
    2-34 The Process of Learning – Class Material, n.d.
    2-35 Unidentified, n.d.
       
Box 3
    3-01 IRED 320 – Lecture Notes, Fall 1996
    3-02 Louisiana Voices, miscellaneous dates
    3-03 Our Gulf of Mexico – Workshop Material, n.d.
  D. Grants
    3-04 Networking with Computers and the Community – Guidelines for Applications, December 1991
    3-05 Networking with Computers and the Community – Applications, 1989-1990
    3-06 Networking with Computers and the Community – Applications, 1989-1990
    3-07 Networking with Computers and the Community – Correspondence (approved for funding), 1989-1990
    3-08 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 2 [working papers], 1989-1990
    3-09 Networking with Computers and the Community – Legislation and Purpose of Program, n.d.
    3-10 Networking with Computers and the Community – Bienvenu, Salary Dispute, 1988-1989
    3-11 Networking with Computers and the Community – Budget and Start Up, 1989
    3-12 Networking with Computers and the Community – In-Service, 1989
    3-13 Networking with Computers and the Community – In-Service, 1988-1989
    3-14 Networking with Computers and the Community – In-Service, 1988-1989
    3-15 Networking with Computers and the Community – In-Service, 1988-1989
    3-16 Networking with Computers and the Community, 1988-1989
    3-17 Networking with Computers and the Community, 1988-1989
    3-18 St. Martinville Primary School, Correspondence, 1989
    3-19 Computer Networking Specialist, Brochures, 1988
    3-20 Networking with Computers and the Community – A Proposal for 8g Grant Fund, 1989
    3-21 Networking with Computers and the Community – News Clippings, 1990-1991
    3-22 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 3, 1990-1991
    3-23 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 3, 1990-1991
    3-24 Networking with Computers and the Community – Parent-Child Tutoring, 1989
    3-25 Networking with Computers and the Community – Parent-Child Tutoring, 1990
    3-26 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 2 Results, n.d.
    3-27 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 2, 1989-1990
    3-28 Networking with Computers and the Community – Year 3, 1990-1991
    3-29 Louisiana Challenge, Correspondence, 1997
    3-30 Louisiana Challenge, Newsletters, 2003
    3-31 Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund – 8g for Elementary, Secretarial and Vocational Technical Education, 1988
    3-32 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading, Correspondence, 1987
    3-33 Save Our History for Erath, 2006-2007
    3-34 LEH, Acculturating Acadiana, 2003
    3-35 Preserve America, 2006
    3-36 Save Our History, 2005-2006
    3-37 Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), 2003
    3-38 Atchafalaya Tourism, 2004
    3-39 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2003-2005
    3-40 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2003-2005
    3-41 Tauck Tours, 2002
    3-42 The Tiles that Bond, 2004, 2008
    3-43 The Tiles that Bond, 2003-2004
       
Box 4
    4-01 Family – School Partnership Program, 1989
    4-02 Winning Grants, 1993
  E. Evaluations
    4-04 Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (La Sip), 1996
    4-05 Classroom and School Process Assessment Through Teacher Focus Groups, Draft #1, n.d.
    4-06 Evaluation of Funding Process for Classroom – Based Technology Fund and Technology Literacy Challenge Grants, n.d.
    4-07 Louisiana Challenge Grant, 1998-1999
    4-08 Technology, Literacy Challenge Fund/Performance Report, 2000
    4-09 Survey of Technology in the Schools – Status Report on Louisiana, August 1998
    4-10 Using QED Data in a State evaluation Report, September 1998
    4-11 Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiative, 1997-1998
    4-12 Analysis of LaNIE Case Studies and Pre- and Post-Survey of Participants, February 1996
    4-13 A Summative Evaluation of the “Try Your Hand” Project, Presented by Lafayette Natural History Museum, November 1995
  F. Presentations
    4-14 TEL-Ed, 1995 – The Fourth International Conference on Telecommunications in Education, Florida, 30 November 30 – 3 December 1995
    4-15 Louisiana Challenge, Miscellaneous Material, 1997
    4-16 ALE, Association of Louisiana Evaluators, Seventh Annual Xonference, New Orleans, LA, 1996
    4-17 Louisiana Reading Association – 18th Annual Conference, Alexandria, LA, 1996
    4-18 Louisiana Association of Computers Conference, Fall 1989
    4-19 AECT – 75th Anniversary, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
    4-20 International Society for Technology in Education, 1998
    4-21 LACue – 9th Annual Conference, Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, 1993, 1997
    4-22 English Language Arts, Teacher in Service, 1997
    4-23 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, 1996
    4-24 Enhance, Engage, Excite…with Useful Internet Sites, October 1997
    4-25 Developing Standards-Based Lesson Plans, n.d.
    4-26 Wondering, Wiggling, and Weaving: A New Model for Project- and Community-Based Learning on the Web, April 1997
    4-27 Louisiana Educators of Louisiana Workshop, 1998
    4-28 International Reading Association – 8th Southwest Regional Conference, 1980
    4-29 Louisiana Association of Teacher Educators, Spring Conference, Louisiana Tech University, 14 March 1997
    4-30 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, 1989
    4-31 Louisiana Reading Association – 5th Annual Conference, 1980
    4-32 National Educational Computing Conference, 1998
    4-33 Association of Louisiana Evaluation (ALE) – 8th Annual Conference, 1997-1998
    4-34 TEL-ED – Iste’s Seventh International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia in Education, 1998
    4-35 Mid-South Education Research Association, 1989
    4-36 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Education, 1996
    4-37 An Intergenerational Approach Using Computer Networking for at Risk Students, 1991
    4-38 International Reading Association, 1988, 1995, 1996
    4-39 Secretary’s National Conference on Educational Technology, 1999
    4-40 Creating Classroom Rubrics for Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment, January 1999
    4-41 Creating Classroom Rubrics for Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment, January 1999
    4-42 Louisiana Association of Partners in Education (LAPE) – Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, 1996
    4-43 Mississippi Arts Commission – Assessing the Arts Assessing Through the Arts, February 2000
    4-44 Winning Grants – Telecommunications Education’s Connection to the 21st Century, 29 March 1996
    4-45 ETRC Networking Congé, 1996
    4-46 Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Inter Network Shop, n.d.
    4-47 Louisiana Historical Association, 46th Annual Meeting, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary Society, 11-13 March 2004
    4-48 USL – Telecommunications: Education’s Connection to the 21st Century, 29 March 1996
    4-49 ETRC – Finding Funding for Technology Projects, 2000
  G. Publications
    4-50 The Computer as a Productivity Tool in Education, by Richard C. Forcier, 1996
    4-51 The Computer as an Educational Tool, Productivity and Problem Solving, 2nd edition, by Richard C. Forcier
    4-52 Journal of Research on Computing in Education, Edited by Diane McGrath, Volume 29, No. 4, Summer 1997; Volume 30, No. 1, Fall 1997
    4-53 Learning & Leading with Technology: Serving Teachers in the Classroom – Volume 27, No. 7, April 1997
       
Box 5
  H. Media
    Cassettes
    1. Cajun General (no other information available), 6 September 1992
    2. Excerpts from National Radio (no other information available), 1995
    3. Cajun Digital (no other information available), March 1993
    4. Cajun General, Side 2 (no other information available), October 1992
    Compact Disks
    1. Challenge Website
    2. NEECC, Celebrating 20 Years, National Educational Computing Conference, 1979-1999
    Diskette
    1. Folklife – United 6, Lessons 1-3
    VHS
    1. The Louisiana Challenge
  I. Volumes
    1. Louisiana Challenge, Integration of Technology and Learning a Pathway to the Future: Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Alexandria, LA, 5-6 September 1996
    2. Bienvenue en Louisiane! Louisiana Lessons: Integrating Technology, Curricular and State Resources – A Workshop for Louisiana Educators, by Sylvia Bienvenu and Sheila Talamo, 28 October 1997
    3. Louisiana Voices: An Educator’s Guide to Exploring Our Communities and Traditions Getting Started – Part 2, by Paddy bowman, Sylvia Bienvenu, and Malda Owens, 1998-1999
    4. Challenge Evaluation Plan, Polling the Jury – Does Technology Make a Difference?, October 1996
    5. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiative: 1998-1999. Prepared by Dr. Bob N. Cage, Sylvia S. Bienvenu, and Dr. Don Hoover, 30 September 1999
    6. Water Resources: A Louisiana Legacy – A Collaborative Online Project By Teachers in the Louisiana Challenge Grant, June 1998
    7. Title of Lessons – Multiple Lessons, 1999-2000
    8. Louisiana Voices: An Educator’s Guide to Exploring Our Communities and Traditions – Getting Started, by Paddy Bowman, Sylvia Bienvenu, and Maide Owens, April 2011
    9. Louisiana Challenge Grant – Lesson Plans Posted Online. Edited by Sylvia S. Bienvenu
    10. Reading 405: Class Material, Fall 1994
    11. Reading 411: Class Material, Spring 1994
    12. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiatives: 1999-2000. Prepared by Sylvia S. Bienvenu, Rachel Sellers, and Andrey Barashkov. Prepared for the Louisiana Enter for Educational Technology, 23 January 2001
    13. Bienvenue en Louisiane!: Professional Portfolio, Sylvia S Bienvenu, Louisiana INTECH, 26 March 2000
    14. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiative, 2002-2003
    15. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiatives. Prepared by Sylvia S. Bienvenu, Carol Mosley, and Rhonda Nolan, 2001-2002
    16. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiative. Prepared by Dr. Bob Age, Sylvia S. Bienvenu, Dr. Don Hoover, and Randy Thomas, 1997-1998
    17. Evaluation of the Louisiana Technology Initiatives. Prepared by Sylvia S. Bienvenu, and Brad Mallet, 2000-2002