Summer Program

Marburn’s summer courses offer exciting, hands-on instruction for experiential learning.

Students discover their strengths, build their confidence, broaden friendships, and boost their academic skills using fun and inventive approaches with teachers and friends who understand their learning differences.

Our programs are designed for students of average and above intelligence, who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, other language-based learning disabilities, ADHD, or executive functions difficulties. However, children do not have to have an official diagnosis to attend Marburn’s summer programs.

Whether you are looking for a program to prepare your child for the academic year ahead or are simply looking for a technology program that is a fun and challenging experience, brimming with imagination and innovation, take the time to explore The Marburn Difference.


SUMMER PROGRAMS 2018
June 25 – July 20


LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Open to students entering grades 2 through 6

Marburn offers a summer language program that is designed to address the many components in language development. This includes reading, spelling, comprehension, written expression, and vocabulary. Students integrate strategies that strengthen foundational skills and build confidence in the face of learning challenges.

Daily language curriculum includes:

  • One-to-one language tutorial, using the Orton-Gillingham approach to provide multisensory instruction in linguistic concepts for reading and spelling;
  • Comprehension class that uses the Keys to Literacy approach to strengthen understanding of text, while providing vocabulary building support.
  • Composition class uses the Keys to Literacy approach to develop ideas, improve creative word choice, and build writing fluency.  
  • Computer Lab primarily focuses on keyboarding instruction, some creative work to support written expression, and structured practice of reading and spelling skills using the Lexia Learning fluency software.  

Dates: June 25 – July 20, 2018     *There will be no classes July 4th*
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  8:45 am – 12:15 pm
Fee:    $1,800


PHONEMIC AWARENESS PROGRAM

Open to students entering Kindergarten and 1st grade

Phonemic Awareness is universally recognized as the single most important precursor skill for reading success. Marburn’s highly enjoyable, activity-based class is designed to improve Phonemic Awareness in young children who have below average skills in this area.

Daily instruction includes:

  • Rhyming games and activities to recognize and generate rhyming pairs.
  • Syllabication practice of separating words into phonemes (sounds).
  • Auditory perception practice by recognizing sounds that are the same and different.
  • Fluency practice through our Lexia program on the computer which supports the components of phonemic awareness.

Dates: June 25 – July 20, 2018     *There will be no classes July 4th*
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee:    $700


DEVELOPING WRITTEN EXPRESSION 
THROUGH THE KEYS TO LITERACY APPROACH

Open to students entering grades 6 through 8

Students will learn how to utilize Keys to Literacy strategies in their writing. This includes how to organize ideas, structure longer writing, and technology to assist with revisions. Throughout this camp, students will explore the text structures in argumentative, expository, and narrative writing. This program is designed for proficient readers who continue to struggle with generating, organizing, and developing their ideas when writing.

Keys to Literacy course includes:

  • Developing and using top-down webs to organize information and structure writing;
  • Building an understanding of the types of text structures to better plan for writing tasks;
  • Crafting two-column notes to gather and categorize information; and,
  • Progressing toward confidence and independence using assistive technology in the revision process.

Dates: June 25 – June 29, 2018
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:     $350


HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS
BUILDING A FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (FTC) ROBOT

Open to current Marburn Academy students entering grades 9 through 12

This course is designed specifically for Marburn high school students who will be competing as a member of the Marburn Varsity Robotics Team. The class will assist students in better understanding FTC robotics competition expectations and the challenges involved. Building a robot to compete in the FTC robotics competition requires many facets. By the end of the course, students will have completely built a working robot that will be legal for FTC competition.

During this week students will:

  • Learn how to research and plan out what they want to achieve in the robot capabilities;
  • Learn how to objectively make decisions that lead to the best possible design for the robot; and,
  • Prototype and test their designs, while learning the essential building principles that will allow them to create a working robot for the FTC competition.

Dates: June 25 – June 29, 2018
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:     $350


HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS
PROGRAMMING A FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (FTC) ROBOT

Open to current Marburn Academy students entering grades 9 through 12

This course is designed specifically for Marburn high school students who will be competing as a member of the Marburn Varsity Robotics Team. Programming a robot to compete in the FTC robotics competition requires many different elements. By the end of this course, students will have learned how to program Marburn’s FTC robot to run an autonomous program that will complete a field challenge without any operator interaction.

During this week students will:

  • Learn how to prepare their computers to begin FTC robot programming;
  • Be given an introduction to Android Studio, the platform by which the programs will write be written;
  • Be instructed in the basics of the programming language known as Java;
  • Learn how to program for the various motors service and sensors that will be present on their FTC Uber; and,
  • Write a teleoperated robot program that will allow a premade robot to operate on the competition field by way of remote control.

Dates: July 9– July 13, 2018
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:     $350


THE ART OF PRINTMAKING

Open to students entering grades 6 through 8

Printmaking is an indirect process of creating art that is fun and inventive. It can be a very simple process such a single color monoprint or as complicated as a three-color plate reduction print. Each technique has its own distinctive style, imposed by the tools, materials, and printing methods used. Young artists will quickly note that when a drawing is translated into a woodcut or engraving it takes on totally new characteristics. The metamorphosis that takes place between drawing and print can become the strongest attraction for the creative artist. This one-week course will cover various printmaking processes that are appropriately challenging for middle school students.

Students will create their own original works of art by:

  • Making specially prepared plates or blocks of their own pictures or designs for printmaking;
  • Using various tools and materials to discover how different the same drawing and print may appear with a difference in printmaking style; and,
  • Experimenting with several types of printmaking, which may include monoprints, collography, relief prints, drypoint, and intaglio prints.

Students will participate in an art show on the last day of class, displaying the prints they have created and allowing them to share with parents and friends the process of creating those prints.

Dates: June 25 – June 29, 2018
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:     $350

 

LOOK FOR AN ALL-NEW MARBURN MATHEMATICS PROGRAM COMING IN 2019!