Marburn Academy Summer Program

06/30/2016 - 07/29/2016
Category: Community Resources

June 30, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Marburn Academy Summer Programs go through the month of July and feature the following programs.


Open to entering grades 2 through 6

Marburn’s exceptional LANGUAGE PROGRAM is designed to address skill deficits in reading, spelling, and writing. This program has produced dramatic results in helping hundreds of dyslexic students demonstrate increasing competence and confidence in facing their learning challenges. Students discover strategies that support foundational skill building in a successful approach to reading and writing.

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;
  • Visualizing & Verbalizing® and “Making Meaning” curricula for improving comprehension and vocabulary;
  • Composition, using technology to build writing fluency and improve creative use of language; and,
  • Computer lab work, featuring keyboarding instruction and practice, computer art, desktop publishing of written compositions, and structured practice of reading and spelling skills using the Lexia Learning fluency software.


Open to students entering Kindergarten through 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 slightly below average skills in this area.

Daily instruction includes:

  • Rhyming
  • Syllabication
  • Auditory perception
  • Fluency practice on the computer


Open to students entering grades 3 through 8

Learning mathematics should be fun, but students who struggle to develop number sense and math concepts through traditional instruction often don’t see it that way. Marburn’s SUMMER MATHEMATICS PROGRAM cultivates the natural mathematician in all students through real life applications and hands on instruction tailored to each student’s needs.

Students will:

· Receive individualized, diagnostic and prescriptive teaching in small groups of 3 to 5 students;
· Develop number sense and fluency with grade level concepts as they engage in hands-on, multisensory learning activities.
· Develop their mathematical practices and problem-solving strategies through collaborative problem–based learning scenarios, such as scaling a recipe up or down; designing a scale model replica of a room or building, or estimating the volume of oil spilled from a broken tank.

SMART ART: Developing Written Expression Through the Artistic Process

Open to students entering grades 7 through 8

Students will investigate the parallel processes of written expression and artistic creation to build their skills in the art of academic writing. Marburn’s structured and sequentially presented program makes use of laptop computers, short and engaging assignments, and a focused revision process to improve writing fluency, passage unity, word choice, and craftsmanship. In addition, we integrate Columbus Museum of Art’s ODIP (Observe, Describe, Interpret, Prove) model to promote critical thinking and organize written arguments.

This program is designed for successful readers who continue to struggle with forming ideas and age-appropriate written expression.

Written Expression program includes:

  • Developing engagement with the process of writing as a tool for communication;
  • Encouraging creative word choice with group interaction and brainstorming to discover lively and precise language;
  • Building and documenting fluency so that words flow easily;
  • Progressing toward confidence and independence using an incremental revision process; and,
  • Crafting strong paragraphs with specific statements and ample support.


Open to students entering grades 6 through 8

Marburn’s exceptional LEGO ROBOTICS PROGRAM is designed for students to broaden their affinities in the robotics world by taking complicated technology and interfacing with an intuitive system that most students are already familiar with. While learning specific robotic skills, students will refine problem solving skills and strategies, and build self-confidence by completing challenging missions.

Coupled with an easy, intuitive, and icon-based programming interface, student will:

  • Be able to create and command robots that walk, talk, sense the word around them, and make decisions;
  • Use gears to control strength, speed, lifting, grabbing, and pushing;
  • Develop familiarity with a wide variety of sensors; and,
  • Study and develop remote control of robots.


Open to students entering grades 9 through 12

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. In Marburn’s DISCOVER 3D PRINTING PROGRAM, students will learn the fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing by building unique designs on their laptops, and then creating them on the 3D printer.

Students will:

  • Develop skills in 3D modeling by using industry-standard software to create objects in three dimensions;
  • Identify problems that can be solved by designing a solution that fixes the problem;
  • Learn the fundamentals of engineering and prototyping by continuing to refine their designs;
  • Crafting a tangible model on the 3D printer that students can take home and utilize; and,
  • Work with the 3D printers to understand their operation, interface, and perform maintenance.