TAO is proud of our collaborations with over 10 partners within the education sector. Our programs have been offered at various schools districts state-wide and private schools including Dallas ISD, Austin ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Mesquite ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Abilene ISD, Garland ISD and several others. TAO has also received an ongoing commitment to provide programming to Texas Christian University's Starpoint School for Students Who Learn Differently. This elementary school teaches students who have forms of autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, and other focus challenges and is one of only 100 laboratory schools worldwide. Starpoint is the only institution that operates two laboratory schools in special education.
We use a program based on our own method of teaching (www.TheGAMESmethod.com) which develops arts-integrated techniques into the classroom. Similar to STEAM, however, we emphasize geometric shape (for understanding robotics) and Language Arts to build fluency through music.
Nearly 20 speech presentations at state-wide conferences, including 14 times in 3 years at the TASB conferences, The Texas Association of School Boards 2 times at International Education conferences where the STREAMliners program has been considered "one-of-a-kind": - The IALS Conference, International Association of Laboratory Schools, Columbia University (NYC) - The LDA International Conference, Learning Disabilities Association of America (Chicago)
We have various teaching artists and educators under our STREAMliners programs. All are practicing artists in the fields of dance, art, and music. Some are current music producers for national names. Berklee College of Music, Texas Woman's University, and UT Arlington are a few of our education backgrounds.
TAO has also received an ongoing commitment to provide programming to Texas Christian University's Starpoint School for Students Who Learn Differently. This elementary school teaches students who have forms of autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, and other focus challenges and is one of only 100 laboratory schools worldwide. Starpoint is the only institution that operates two laboratory schools in special education. At TAO, our purpose is not to make professional musicians, artists or dancers out of our youngsters, although we could effortlessly increase their artistic abilities to higher levels due to the proficiency of our teaching artists. Our intent is to provide a program that helps students of all ages understand that creative exercise is equally as important as physical exercise for innovation and inspired living while making connections to academics.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value