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Ignite Your District's Professional Learning

Forward Edge's Online Badge Program!

Earn Your Badges


How Does It Work?

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  • Educators log into the Edge•U website
  • Search by ISTE Standards to solve a problem of practice
  • View available badges
  • Points are given when badges are earned
  • Participants move up levels as they earn more badges and points; turn in those points for Contact Hours or Graduate Credits
  • Teachers can share their progress with their colleagues to grow their PLN

Easy to Implement, Easy to Use!

Allows teachers to learn at their own pace, provides them with clear success criteria to measure progress, and creates a sense of personal accomplishment and excitement among all teaching professionals.


Dave Gibson

Superintendent at Felicity-Franklin Schools, Ohio

"Edge•U has given teachers the ability to make personalized decisions about their professional learning while giving our admin team data to measure their progress and growth…"

Lynette Brown

Glendale Elementary, Ohio

"Edge•U has for sure had an impact on my students for the exposure. They would not have had this exposure to tech tools if I had not had exposure to Edge•U first! Some Edge•U applications I've never heard of before and so this year's class is ready for it and happy to do it!"

Angie Carrigan

Princeton City School District, Ohio

"I'm loving the Edge•U badges! I've learned so much, and it's nice to be able to do PD when it works for me. "

Jaclyn Ard

Princeton City School District, Ohio

"Absolutely love Edge•U Badges! Flexible, easy, and applicable! Going into the new year I should have more time to focus on earning badges. My goal is 100 by June!"

Latrice Hunter-Miles

Princeton City School District, Ohio

"I am having the time of my life learning. I have begun a notebook to keep track of everything that I've completed along with the instructions so that I won't forget and can use it at home!"

Lynette Brown

Glendale Elementary, Ohio

"Edge•U is AMAZING! I am growing so much as a professional and my students are the true benefactors!"

Tiffany Rexhausen

ISTE Certified Educator Cohort

"Your feedback is always so helpful and validating. It helps to know I'm going in the right direction sometimes! You are amazing, and I appreciate how you and this program are helping me grow!

Shilpa Sanghavi

ISTE Certified Educator Cohort

"I am so happy that I have signed in for Edge•U badges. Yesterday was my first day completing, learning, finishing the challenges, and earning four badges. In general, I liked the way  Edge U badges have clear goals and instructions for the badges to be earned.  I liked the extension part in each section as it challenges my thinking of how I could use these tools in my teaching practice and beyond.  The alignment of ISTE standards for educators and students makes learning more authentic and relevant to the tool. I am submitting authentic work to earn a badge and even though I started with learning the core first, there was something new I learned that I did not know before. Thank you for such a good learning opportunity."

Lori Rushing


"I love the way Edge•U makes me think and reflect on the way I teach and what I can do to improve. I am a better teacher because of what I have learned with Edge•U!"

Jennifer Mitchell

ISTE Certified Educator Cohort

"Edge•U has become my “go-to” when there is a skill I am looking to learn. As my school’s Ed Tech Integrationist, I am the 1st person teachers turn to when they need help with anything tech related. Edge U has been a great resource."

Andrea B.

ISTE Certified Educator Cohort

"This truly is a program that is relevant to today’s learners of technology. Teachers feel more comfortable using and introducing specific tools to students if they can also navigate them easily."

Lynette Brown

Glendale Elementary, Ohio

"With it being my 28th year of teaching, I definitely consider myself being old school minded in terms of the classroom, but I am also progressive and I am truly grateful that this has been afforded to me through my district because I feel it has allowed me to stay relevant. Edge•U is a way for me to stay in the game and make the pivot while still keeping the core of who I am as a teacher and how I run my classroom. It is just a phenomenal professional development opportunity!"


Educator, Michigan

"I was impressed with the variety. Edge•U has an unbelievable amount of tools. Some I knew and forgot and it was a nice refresher to have the plethora that Edge•U does is pretty impressive."

Tom Desenberg

Educator, Michigan

"I think Edge•U Badges has just given me a chance to be a lot more computer illiterate. Edge•U has been a great way for me to get the training I needed through Covid and the computers we use now are a more meaningful tool in the classroom."

Tricia Bourgeault

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

"I would recommend Edge•U to a friend!  love it because I don't have to be on a set path. I think if you have any sort of technology background or enjoy learning Edge•U badges is great because it awards you for that!"

Samantha Prado

Educator, Texas

"I'm new to this and I'm really enjoying it all! It is very easy to navigate and use. I'm going to continue learning more!"

Kristen Schueneman


"I really love that I have a place to find new and unique programs that are out there without just googling and hoping I find something that may be relevant and engaging for myself and my students. It's definitely an extra bonus that I can receive continuing ed credits too!"

Tom Desenberg

Educator, Michigan

"I've been able to pass on a lot of the skills I've learned with Edge•U to my students. We think of the younger generation to be the tech-savvy generation, but they struggle with certain aspects of the basics like google suite, and they could do much more technically advanced things with video and audio, but the things they use on an everyday basis, they kind of struggle with. So Edge•U is showing me different approaches to help kids use the different apps within google. Edge•U has been a great help to me for that."

Jennifer Neubarth

ISTE Certified Educator Cohort

"Renewed passion for getting creative in the professional development I do with my teachers!"

Joey Harmon

Principal, Berean Academy, Tennessee

"Edge•U Badges makes differentiated ed tech PD simple for me to deliver to my educators."

Lynette Brown

Glendale Elementary, Ohio

"Edge•U has absolutely impacted my teaching. I felt I was at a crossroads in my 28th year in terms of how to stay reconfigured and how to stay current and relevant with today's learners. My journey started during Covid in terms of taking technology to the next level. The Edge•U badges is just another extension of that because you can do it on your time and at your own pace. The videos are fantastic, you can stop, go back, and retry it, review and all those good things, and then implement it! So amazing!"

Kathy Frye

Felicity-Franklin Schools, Ohio

"This is truly a program that is relevant to today's learners of technology. Teachers feel much more comfortable using and introducing specific programs to students if they can navigate it easily as well."

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Personalize Your District's Program

Integrate with Your Coaching Staff

Fully Administered – The Program can seamlessly fit into your district’s existing plans by freeing up your Coaching Staff to focus on bigger picture learning initiatives rather than day-to-day solutions

Aligns Well with Other Professional Learning – This self-directed program allows Educators to learn at their own pace and doesn’t interfere with other District Programs

Personalized Materials – Participants will be able to choose what they learn based on their personal interests and subject areas then gain badges and certificates that mark their progress in the program

Develop Your Coaching Program with Forward Edge

Effortless Implementation – We will act as your Professional Development Team to champion implementation and administration

Creates Focus and Excitement – Create a heightened focus on the importance of ongoing Professional Learning through teacher’s choice & practical classroom application

Tangible Measure of Your District’s Accomplishments – This program provides badges for reaching key levels of success that are highly visible and create a sense of accomplishment

I was in the test group for Skycrest Christian School and I returned for the training today. I honestly just showed up to tell my teammates how incredible this program is! In 17 years of being a classroom educator, this is by far the best PD format ever! Bite-sized, manageable, applicable ways to implement tech in the classroom to help students stay engaged and focused. I am your biggest cheerleader!!

Jill DuBois, Teacher at Skycrest Christian School in Clearwater, FL

Anytime, Anywhere & Approved.

Edge•U is a program that allows teachers to pick the topics they want to learn about, gives them the opportunity to learn the tools and skills on their own time, at their own pace, and awards badges to participants for applying various topics in the classroom. We're partners with Ashland University, and the program is approved through the University, which permits teachers to turn in their points for Contact Hours and Graduate Credits!

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Recognition and Praise for Edge•U

Best of Show 2023 Award
Tech & Learning back to school award
Tech & Learning back to school award secondary education

Interested in Having a Badge Created for Your Tech Tool?

Edge•U Badges break down popular and useful educational tools and strategies into bite-sized micro credentials that educators can implement inside their classroom. Do you have a tech tool you would like to be highlighted through Edge•U? Click the button to apply!