Following is a collection of answers to frequently asked questions associated with the Edge • U badging program. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please fill out the contact form, and we will respond with an answer.
1. I don’t see a submission box for each badge…what should I do?
If you don’t see a submission box for each badge, you’re likely not properly logged in to the site. Log in to the edgeubadges.com platform here. Once you’re logged into the site, you’ll see the Edge • U logo next to a “Home” icon in the upper lefthand corner of the site’s dashboard. Navigate to the “Home” icon and click “Visit Site.” From that point forward, you should see a submission box on any badge page which will allow you to complete badge tasks and submit the required evidence for each badge.
2. Some of the badge tasks and evidence submissions don’t apply to my current teaching role…can I still earn the badge by completing an alternative task instead?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll work something out that fits your needs. Although certain digital tools have very specific purposes, the majority of the tools featured in the Edge • U badges program adapt to a wide range of grade levels, subject areas, and teaching roles.
3. Although learning about new classroom strategies and technologies is great, is there a tangible incentive for earning badges?
Yes! In short, earned badges directly convert into Contact Hours that may be useful in fulfilling license renewal requirements. Forward Edge has also partnered with Ashland University to convert earned badges into graduate credit hours. Check out the Contact Hours and Grad Credit page for more information.