Microsoft Partners in Learning is a global initiative designed to actively increase access to technology and improve its use in learning. The goal is to help schools gain better access to technology, foster innovative approaches to pedagogy and teacher professional development and provide education leaders with the tools to envision, implement and manage change.
Partners in Learning called on Collaborative’s expertise in knowledge management to help build strategic partnerships. Collaborative developed a process and tools for analyzing partnership opportunities, which includes development of a comprehensive framework for partnership analysis, extensive research on potential opportunities and strategic recommendations for moving ideas to action.
United Way Worldwide is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. The United Way Worldwide movement creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas.
Collaborative has been called upon to provide trusted advice and consultation to United Way Worldwide on a wide variety of issues, including high-level executive consultation, strategic consulting, meeting facilitation, research and analysis, and production services.
The Arkansas Department of Education drew upon Collaborative's expertise to create a series of promotional materials, Web site content, and implementation strategies that will increase user registration and activity on Arkansas IDEAS, a premiere online professional development portal for educators. More...