MAY 26, 1997

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Northshore begins job shadowing for teachers

job shadowing All of the districts involved are regional partners in the SchoolWork Initiative, formed last May by education, business, labor, government, and community groups to link teachers, students, and businesses to interactive programs that connect the school world with the business world.
   Teachers will spend one-to-two days with businesses for first-hand experiences, and then develop interactive fall classroom programs to help students learn how their classroom work is related to employment and career options.
   Dennis Milliken, Director of Professional Technical Education for Northshore School District in Bothell and co-chair of the job shadowing program, said his district's 55 teachers will be among the first to experience job sharing, beginning this week. They include faculty volunteers from five junior high schools (Canyon Park, Kenmore, Leota, Northshore, and Skyview) and some who will become part of the staff for the new Timbercrest Junior High School opening this fall.
   During May and into the summer months, the teachers will spend time with such businesses as: ATL, Classic Nursery, Northshore Travel, the University of Washington at Bothell, Safeco Insurance, Inc., Boeing, GTE-NW, City of Bothell, KCPQ, Video Workshop, AT&T Wireless Web Printing, and 3D Manufacturing.
   For further information, call (425) 388-9257.