Simply stated, Acellus works. It works because it incorporates highly effective core technologies that enhance teaching and learning:
When students are progressing through a course of instruction, in many cases they lack the foundational skills needed to successfully complete the course and continue progressing forward in their education. In this powerful tool of Vectored Instruction if students are stuck on a lesson, Acellus analyzes which foundational concepts they need to review in order to master the grade level concepts they are struggling with. While keeping the student in the same course of study, Acellus will flip into what is called the “Recovery Mode”. At the same time, Acellus alerts the teacher on their Live Class Monitor that the student is now in the Recovery Mode on the concept they are studying. Drawing upon these more-basics concepts, Acellus can now provide deeper-level instruction and even several lessons of material to help a struggling student rebuild their foundational understanding, while leaving excelling students to proceed with the standard curriculum.
The Acellus Live Class Monitor gives teachers “Superpower” abilities – allowing them to see real-time where each student is working at any moment in time. Acellus also notifies teachers when students appear to be having difficulty. Are they struggling? Guessing? Or do they just need extra motivation? Acellus allows teachers to drill into the details, right from the Monitor, so that they can come to the rescue at just the right moment — already knowing exactly how to help.
According to the Acellus “Success Zone” strategy, 100% of the students in a class CAN succeed in learning. The challenge is to transform students who are stuck into successful learners. One of the principle goals of this tool is to empower the teacher with the data and intervention options they need to get students making progress — in their individual Success Zone.
Taught by some of America’s greatest teachers, Acellus videos are professionally filmed with some of the best equipment available in the cinematic industry. The combination of incredible footage, outstanding teachers, and content that makes learning relevant to the real-world, makes Acellus videos captivating and interesting – igniting the student’s interest in learning.
Not only does Acellus work, it’s affordable:
Acellus is about 1/14th the cost of most other online learning systems, so for the same amount that it would cost to put 100 students on a competing program, schools can put 1,400 students on Acellus. As a not-for-profit, Acellus benefits from generous donations and can put those funds into the development of Acellus courses without passing on those costs to the schools. This enables the creation of incredible courses using state of the art video production equipment, the best teachers in each subject area, and a team of experts dedicated to developing high quality and effective courses. With all of the focus on helping the kids, rather than making a profit, Acellus makes sure that no student is left behind because of price – enabling schools to give every student ready access to online learning.