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Mexicotte then announced the following ...
Mexicotte then announced the following Gold Star awards, and offered her congratulations to Jeremy Eldred and Mike Hogue of the information technology department, and to Cindy Johengen, a teacher at Allen Elementary School.
Ann Arbor Public Schools: Exceptional: Home
Cindy Johengen, Teacher at Allen Elementary School: Beloved, creative, nurturing and challenging teacher who motivates her students to succeed! Cindy is just one of 3000 dedicated and highly qualified educators who inspire students to realize their indvidual aspirations.
Allen Elementary School
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About six years ago, A2STEAM @ ...
About six years ago, A2STEAM @ Northside teacher Cindy Johengen watched a TED speech of a Malawianman man, who as a boy had built a wind turbine from spare parts and scrap to power his family's home.
The words of
sparked an interest in Johengen, who was determined to build her own windmill for Allen Elementary, where she taught until this year.
planned and worked with students from the University of Michigan's
Woven Wind program for months during the building of the turbine.
"We made the decision to move forward with this type of turbine rather than the one from recycled parts so the engineering students could truly apply their skills with the tools, equipment and opportunity afforded them by the University's Wilson Center
"Every part of the process was integrated in every area of the curriculum during the entire year."
The turbine was installed last spring at Allen.
And when Johengen
moved to A2STEAM @Northside, she
new fifth graders about turbines, as well.
So it was only fitting that on the day the turbine moved from Allen to STEAM, Kamkwamba was there to meet the school community.
read aloud to her
students portions of his
book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."
"Here's William," she
said, "not only giving and sharing, but changing lives."
5th Grade Teacher
As Cindy Johengen put math ...
As Cindy Johengen put math problems up on the board, her fifth-grade students began to crunch the numbers.
Confident hands flew into the air, eager to share the right answer, an answer many reached before Johengen
turned around to ask for it.
...That doesn't bother Johengen, a teacher at Allen Elementary School in Ann Arbor.
"We know there's several mental math strategies," she
reminded the class."We know that for some people rounding will help make those numbers easier to do the mental math."
The one thing that Johengen
does want is a full explanation of how a student got to the answer. She's