Training & Certification

Acellus Administrator Certification

The Acellus Administrator Certification is an extensive certification and training event that is designed to empower administrators and teachers to effectively deploy web-learning programs.  This three-day training is held at the Institute Science Technology (IST) in Kansas City. Educators attending will learn effective strategies for deploying Acellus in diverse programs, including credit recovery, special education, remediation, gifted, and advanced placement. They will also be trained on best practices for effectively managing and operating blended learning deployments. It is recommended that districts have at least one Acellus Administrator Certification recipient at each school in the district.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will understand various models of Web-Learning and how they can be incorporated within various educational environments using Acellus. They will be familiar with successful strategies for implementing Acellus as well as how to configure classes in the system. Attendees will gain hands-on experience and basic troubleshooting skills for technology including Acellus Tablets and GoldKey authentication. They will also be familiar with the tools and resources of the Acellus Courseware Development System.

The Acellus Administrator Certification attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with educators from across the nation and will hear from districts recognized as “Showcase Districts” because of their effective and successful deployments of Acellus in their schools

Certification Levels

Acellus Administrator Certification
Attendees who demonstrate proficiency in setting up and configuring Acellus deployments will receive the Acellus Administrator Certification from IST.  This certification indicates educators who are prepared to help maintain a school or district implementation of the Acellus Learning System and to assist teachers with Acellus class setup and management.

Acellus Advanced Administrator Certification
Recipients of Acellus Administrator Certification are eligible to attend an “Advanced” session.  Attendees who demonstrate proficiency in advanced Acellus functions and complete the required coursework will receive the Acellus Advanced Administrator Certification from IST.  Recipients of Advanced Administrator Certification may attend additional “Advanced” sessions to progress to Level 2, Level 3, and higher as well as to renew their Certification.

Continuing Education

Attendees with a passing grade will receive 2.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) under the IST Professional Development program for educators. These credits are generally accepted.

Some districts require prior approval for re-certification and/or salary advancement. Attendees are responsible for obtaining any required pre-approvals from their district.

Training Dates

January 23-25, 2018 – Administrator

April 24-26, 2018 – (SOLD OUT)

May 15-17, 2018 – Administrator

June 5-7, 2018 – Advanced *

June 19-21, 2018 – Administrator


* Previous Acellus Administrator Certification is required to attend this event.

Administrator Certification Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday
Registration Opens at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– Welcome
– The Student Perspective
– Breakout Session: New User Training / Advanced User Training
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– Acellus Tools & Reports
– Blended Learning – Special Lessons
– Challenge: Problem Solving Lessons / Acellus Film Studios

Day 2 – Wednesday
Morning Mingle – Pardoe Parlor (Informal Gathering) at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– Performance Reports and Success Zone
– Keynote Session: Dr. Roger Billings
– Grants & Programs
– Teacher Interface Exercises
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– The Acellus Gradebook
– Special Lessons / Grading Categories & Weights
– Deployment Day
– Challenge: Acellus 911
– Film Crew Favorites

Day 3 – Thursday
Morning Mingle – Pardoe Parlor (Informal Gathering) at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– Breakout Session: STEM Robotics Lab & Coding / New Teacher Set-Up
– Acellus Administrator Tools
– Administrator Tools Exercises
– Cognitive Thinking – Math Facts
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– Teacher Guided Web-learning
– Challenge: Acellus IQ
– Project Presentations
– Panel Discussions
Training Ends at 4:30pm

More Training Resources

Onsite Training and Acellus Webinars are also available.  For information, visit the link below or contact an Acellus Coordinator.

Attendee Feedback

  • I've been to many trainings in the past 18 years in education and this is the BEST of them all! All the extras made me feel at home and all the staff was always so nice!

    Rosalinda Baeza
    Mescalero Apache School, NM
  • The training was very engaging, fun, and informative. I really enjoyed the facilitation style of the training team. Time given to collaborate with other trainees and coordinators was wonderful. Love the team approach to competitions. Food was wonderful and hot! Sufficient breaks and plenty of refreshments. Overall a very welcoming experience with rich content.

    Marsha Inniss-Mitchell, Career & College Coordinator
    Boston Public Schools, MA
  • The training was very informative! I knew a little bit about how to set everything up for my classes, but I liked that the trainers went into depth about all aspects of set up. Trainers were very knowledgeable and had answers for all questions! Good job!

    Kellie Fry
    Paschal Sherman Indian School, WA
  • Overall, this training was very relevant and timely for me and the team that came with. There is so much to take in, but the pace of learning was perfect.

    Steve Morben
    Eight Mile School District #6, ND
  • Absolutely loved the staff! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I very much needed the multiple day training to fully understand this program. Acellus is, by far, the most complete and professional program I have ever been involved in with education. Well Done!!

    Stacie Dyer
    Alma School District, AR
  • Our use of Acellus has allowed our students to become more engaged and interested in their own education and development. The Acellus camp has allowed me to share additional applications for use in our school programs. I really liked the group and individual interactions throughout.

    Eric Russell
    Mohave County Juvenile Detention School, AZ