Acellus Educator Training

The Acellus Educator Training 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.

Who Should Attend?

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 Educator Training recipient at each school in the district.

Why Should I Attend?

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 GoldBook Pro Computers and GoldKey authentication. They will also be familiar with the tools and resources of the Acellus Courseware Development System.

The Acellus Educator Training 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.

What Certification Will I Receive?

Attendees who demonstrate proficiency in setting up and configuring Acellus deployments will receive the Acellus Administrator Certification from IST.

This certification indicates educators 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.

Where Will It Be?

The Acellus Educator Training is held at the campus of the Institute of Science & Technology (IST) in Kansas City, MO. The campus of IST is located next to the Kansas City International Airport at:

11020 N Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153

Will I Get Continuing Education Credit?

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.

Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday
Registration Opens at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– Welcome
– The Student Perspective
– Deployment Options and Impact
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– Acellus Tools & Reports
– Acellus Film Studios Tour
– Blended Learning – Special Lessons

Day 2 – Wednesday
Morning Mingle – Pardoe Parlor (Informal Gathering) at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– Deployment Planning
– Training Teachers
– Teacher Interface Exercises
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– Special Session: Dr. Roger Billings
– Grants & Programs
– Deployment Day
– Film Crew Favorites

Day 3 – Thursday
Morning Mingle – Pardoe Parlor (Informal Gathering) at 8:30 am
Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
– STEM Robotics Lab & Coding
– Acellus Administrator Tools
– Administrator Tools Exercises
Power Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Training: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
– Challenge: Acellus IQ
– IST Education Programs
– Project Presentations
– Panel Discussions
Training Ends at 4:30pm

Required Materials

A Windows or Mac computer with an available USB port will be required at the training along with your Acellus Teacher GoldKey token.

DATE

February 5-7, 2019

LOCATION

International Academy of Science
11020 N Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153

Registration is required to attend this event.