During the 2014-15 school year, Tim Leister and I began using Credly to develop and distribute digital badges to Elanco teachers and admin to honor their accomplishments and efforts to integrate technology into teaching and learning.
Credly is a service that allows organizations to create and distribute badges for various accomplishments. Your friendly Elanco tech coaches will use Credly to build, manage, and share badges with Elanco teachers and admin to acknowledge your learning efforts throughout the year. Some badges are specific to a learning system, while others are general and include things like “Happy Helper!” for someone who helps colleagues with instructional tech, and “Growth Mindset” for someone who consistently shows a willingness to learn and grow professionally.
How do I get started?
Create a free Credly account (we recommend using your elanco.org email account) to save your accumulated badges and showcase your skills!
How do I display my badges?
Link to your Credly page on your teacher blog, or add a link in your email signature! We’ll be showcasing staff accomplishments on this site! You can also right-click to download the individual badge picture files and print those images and display them proudly on your classroom door! And/or make stickers out of them! (A preview of things to come?!)
How do I claim badges?
Each badge has a specific claim link and code. Many are applicable to a large number of teachers, so we will update you with codes and claim links as they become available. Others will be workshop/PD-specific and Tim and I will distribute those codes/links via email to the workshop participants.
After logging in to your Credly account, click “Claim Credit” at the top of the page, and enter the claim code provided.
Visit our Available Badges page to get your collection started! Click on the name of the badge to visit its direct link to enter your claim code.
(P.S. We’re operating under the “honesty policy” – please do not claim badges you do not truly deserve!)
We’ve also started featuring Elanco teachers on the Elanco Learns blog, highlighting the tools and techniques they’re using in the classroom and the accompanying badges they earned for their efforts. Visit the Elanco Learns blog to read your colleagues’ stories, and contact Lyn or Tim if you’d like to nominate yourself or one of your colleagues to be featured on the blog!