Visual Arts 208: Inspire Your Heart with Art with Media Artist Mike Pagano


Mike Pagano is an artist, designer, and facilitator based in Saint Louis City; focusing on video and music production, multi-media art, and performance. He has over 17 years of experience working with many of the leading arts institutions in the Saint Louis area, including COCA, Craft Alliance, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, and most recently the Nine Network of Public Media.  Mike is also a Teaching Artist at GoodVoice STL/STL Artworks.  In this program, he shares his passion for working in media and offers great insight and numerous examples of how the media arts can inspire people of all ages and be an especially powerful method of communication for teenagers.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.


Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.