Why Activate Learning is the Right Choice for Putnam Schools

Engage. Inspire. Prepare.

Welcome Putnam Teachers!


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Three Dimensional Learning In Our Programs


At Activate, we think the ones doing all the talking are the ones doing all the learning. Student discourse is a focal point of all of our programs and we embed multiple strategies for productive student talk, similar to want you'd see in the Ambitious Science Teaching Practices.

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Science & Engineering Practices:

In our K-8 programs, students make sense of big ideas and driving questions that unfold over the course of a module. They use claim, evidence, reasoning and modeling as vehicles to gradually build a robust depth of knowledge and evidence to defend their understanding.


Science & Engineering Practices:

At the high school level, students create evidence of their understanding that evolves over the course of a chapter in chapter challenges (projects). They invent a safety device for a vehicle, produce a sound and light show, and create a sport to be played on the moon (as a few examples).

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Student Sense-Making

Student sense-making and the student-centered learning experience is a critical part of what makes an Activate Learning program.

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K-5 Activity Sample

6-8 Student Experience

9-12 Student Experience

Support For Distance Learning - Activate Learning Everywhere

All programs are available in digital and print. In 2020 we launched our Activate Learning Everywhere initiative with flexible options to deliver our programs in remote environments.

Our Digital Editions integrate with LMS systems, to include:  Google Classroom, Clever, Schoology, Canvas and Classlink.


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Program Updates for 2021 Adoptions

Ease of Use - Our New Digital Platform User Experience

In 2021 we're launching our brand-new user interface for our Activate Learning Digital Platform to give teachers an even better teaching experience with our programs. Activate learning programs are easier to use than ever with teachers utilizing our new workflow of:

  • Plan
  • Teach
  • Assign
  • Assess
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For adoptions in 2021, schools will be able to use PocketLabs devices in IQWST, Active Chemistry, Active Physics, Active Physical Science and EarthCOMM.


  • Allow students to create and execute their own investigations
  • Allow student to record and analyze data in real-time
  • Enable an overlay of data and video automatically

Review Guides


Grades K-5

Activate Learning PRIME® - is an easy to use program that engages children in learning science by doing science, with a focus on developing discourse and critical thinking skills alongside disciplinary content knowledge and science and engineering practices to help students make sense of engaging hands-on explorations.


Grades 6-8

IQWST® - stands for Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology. Students investigate questions relevant to their lives by conducting investigations; collecting and analyzing data; developing and using models to explain phenomena, and engaging in argument from evidence. 

Thank you for your time

Thank you Oklahoma educators for taking the time to review our K-8 programs. Click the button to the left to access my contact form.

- Jen, Oklahoma Manager K-8



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Grades 9-12

Active Physics, Active Physical Science, Active Chemistry, EarthComm (Earth System Science in the Community) - our active series high school programs are all project based and provide an engaging experience for all students.

Additional programs:

Investigating Astronomy


Thank you for your time

Thank you Oklahoma educators for taking the time to review our 9-12 project-based science programs. Click the button to the left to access my contact form.

- Doug Slatten, Oklahoma Manager High School



Program Support

Teacher Support Team

All of our programs are supported by experienced support and implementation staff for a successful launch, ongoing support, coaching, and iterative training based off your sites needs.

Used By

In Oklahoma, our programs are used in Lawton Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools. Across the country, we hope to Activate Learning with over 2 million students by the end of 2021.

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School Districts