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Billie Hulke

Billie R. Hulke

Senior Lecturer in Spanish
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97393
Waco, Texas 76798-7393
Phone: 710-6017
Office: Draper 154.04
Billie_Hulke@baylor.edu

Spring 2015 Office Hours:
MWF 10:30-11:00, 3:30-4:30; TR 10:30-12:00, 3:00-4:30, and by appointment
Other hours by appointment

EDUCATION:
MA in Spanish from INS Tec Y Estudio De Monterrey
BA in English from Baylor University
BA in Spanish from Baylor University

COURSES TAUGHT
Accelerated Spanish 1412
Intermediate Spanish 2320

SUMMER STUDY
Universidad Internacional, Saltillo, México
Cemanahuac Educational Community, Cuernavaca, México
Universidad de Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, España
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, España

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Texas Foreign Language Association
  • Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • College Board

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Midway High Teacher of the Year
  • KWTX Golden Apple Award
  • TFLA Spanish Teacher of the Year, Past President, Program Chair for 2009 Spring Conference, Teacher of the Year Committee, Interim Site Selection Chair
  • Memorable Teacher Award, Baylor University School of Education
  • Embassy of Spain Scholarship for Summer Study in Spain
  • College Board Special Recognition Award, Endorsed Consultant
  • TFLA Best of Texas Workshop, Selected to Present at the SWCOLT Annual Conference in San Francisco
  • TFLA Delegate to ACTFL Annual Conference in Nashville, TN
  • ACTFL Member of the Birkmaier Award Committee
  • SWCOLT Teacher of the Year Committee, Selected to Present a Focus Session
  • Baylor University Pan-Hellenic Council Teacher of the Month of November, 2009
  • College Board National Conference in Washington, D.C., Selected to Present the AP Spanish Language Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Nominated by Baylor Modern Languages and Cultures Department for Lecturer of the year Award
  • TFLA Honorary Member and Selected to Serve as Regional Coordinator of Summer Institutes

RECENT PRESENTATIONS
  • “Resources and Strategies for Enhancing Language and Cultural Proficiency,” Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT), Snowbird, Utah, April 24 – 26, 2014
  • “El prendimiento de Antoñito el Camborio en el camino de Sevilla (Lorca): Metaphorical Language and Interdisciplinary Connections” AATSP, Panamá City, Panamá, July 8 – 11, 2014
  • “Reaching Language and Cultural Proficiency with Art,” ACTFL, San Antonio, TX, Nov.21 – 23, 2014.
  • “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and So Much More,” MLC Faculty Colloquium, Sept. 23, 2014
  • “AP Spanish Literature and Culture: An Overview,” Silver State Advance Placement Summer Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, July, 2014
  • “AP Spanish Language and Culture: An Overview of the New Exam, Southern Methodist Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Dallas, August, 2014
  • “Scaffolding Strategies for Interpersonal and Presentational Activities,” Temple Independent School District, LOTE Department, Temple, TX, Jan. 2, 2015
  • “Soaring Higher in Proficiency with a Potpourri of Communicative Activities,” SWCOLT, Denver, Feb., 2015
  • “Meeting the Needs of a changing Profession: Making Connections in a Beginning Literature Class,” AATSP, Denver, July 18, 2015
  • “Inspire, Engage, and Transform through Connections in a Beginning Literature Course,” ACTFL, San Diego, 2015

RESEARCH AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
  • Creating activities that connect literature to art, music and socio-political periods
  • Presenting the AP Spanish Literature and Culture with the new interdisciplinary connections
  • Traveling with my family, music, collegiate football, and supporting St. Jude’s Children Research and A Storybook Christmas