:: 2012 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Spanish Language for New AP Teachers

This institute is full, no longer accepting registrations.

This AP Spanish Language course is an activity-based approach which will provide practical strategies and activities for developing, teaching and maintaining a successful program. This course will present an overview of the AP Spanish Language Program, strategies and activities that should help students to gain proficiency in the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational), and the five goals of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities). This course is meant to be comparable to third year college and university courses that focus on speaking and writing in the target language at an advanced level.

Topics will include the following:

• Overview of the AP Program, resources and materials

• Simulated reading of the 2011 AP Spanish Language Exam

• Strategies for building the proficiency skills of:
o Listening

o Speaking

o Reading

o Writing

o Culture

• Activities for building vocabulary and integrating grammar

• Recommendations for AP Language Exam practice materials and activities

• Ideas for integrating literature, art, music and technology

• Overview of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework 2013-2014

• Time for sharing ideas, activities, projects, Internet resource, etc.

What participants should bring:

• An activity, project, Internet resource, or recommended materials to share

Lead Consultant: Billie Hulke

Billie Hulke taught AP Spanish Language and Literature on the secondary level, and is a lecturer of Spanish at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Baylor University and an M.A. in Spanish from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores (ITESM) in Monterrey, México. Billie was the Texas Foreign Language Association Spanish Teacher of the Year and received the Embassy of Spain Scholarship for summer study in Salamanca, Spain. She received the College Board Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Teaching and Participation in the AP Program, the Baylor University Memorable Teacher Award, Midway High School Teacher of the Year Award, a Midway Independent School District Foundation Recognition Award, the Golden Apple Award, and is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. The Baylor University Pan-Hellenic Council chose Billie as the University Professor for the Month of November, 2009. The Baylor ladies of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the men of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity recognized Billie for outstanding teaching, and she was nominated for the 2011 Baylor University Outstanding Faculty Member – Lecturer Teaching Award. She was president-elect, president and immediate past president of TFLA, and her workshop High Fives for AP Spanish was selected 2004 Best of Texas. She is an AP Spanish Reader and leads numerous AP Language and Literature Conferences and Institutes. Billie is a frequent presenter for TFLA, SWCOLT, AATSP and ACTFL, and she served on the SWCOLT Teacher of the Year Committee and the ACTFL Birkmaier Award Committee. The summer of 2010, the College Board selected Billie to present a full-day, AP Spanish Language for New Teachers Pre-Conference Workshop in Washington, D.C.

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