Innovation in Education Technology Awards

Introduction

This unique award for teachers, instituted in the year 2015 by Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity Group of Schools and RBEF aims to encourage and motivate teachers to adopt technology led new age learning models in their classroom practices to imbibe 21st century skills in learners. Teachers from all AIS branches in Delhi, NCR, outside Delhi and Amity Global Schools take part the event.

2018-2019

The 4th edition of Innovation in Education Technology Awards was held at AIS Saket on September 29, 2018. The event comprised a lesson presentation - a competitive event for teachers and an exhibition by schools – a non-competitive event to show best practices adopted by schools to demonstrate UN-SDG integration in their regular school curriculum. Ms Krishna Das and Ms Kavita Gupta were awarded the best entry in senior and junior category respectively. The occasion also marked felicitation of 21 teachers from all branches of AIS for the Best Teacher’s Day essay submitted for the year 2017. Ms Preeti Khullar of the school was awarded a trophy, a stoll and a cash award of Rs 5000.

Chairperson with jury members at IT Awards Teachers demonstrate UN-SDG integration projects to chairperson
   
Teacher presenting her topic ‘role of ICT in education’ Ms Preeti Khullar receiving her best teacher’s day essay trophy from chairperson
   
Ms Kavita Gupta receiving her award for the best entry in junior category Mr Krishna Das receiving his award for the best entry in senior category
   

Start–Up Programme

Introduction

The annual Amity Inter-School Start-Up Entrepreneurship workshop introduced by Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson and organised by Amity Educational Resource Centre (AERC) introduces the school students to the start-up world in a competitive atmosphere. Under this programme, there is a 7 day workshop conducted by leading entrepreneurs includes A to Z of entrepreneurship and insights about the working of a start-up. The workshop concludes with an inter-Amity ‘Build Your Own Start Up’ competition.

2017-2018

The workshop held at Amity Global School from July 9-16 was conducted by two leading entrepreneurs Ms Paulene Roussel and Mr Dimitar Inchev, especially invited from Germany. School team ‘Masterkey’ comprising Divya Khorana, CEO (XI), Anirudh Pratap Singh, CFO (IX), Mir, Financial Consultant (VII), Atiriya Singh, Sales Manager (IX), Sara Maheshwari, Legal Consultant (VIII) bagged the second prize. Their start-up aimed to launch their own magazine focused at creating mental health awareness among social strata and an app, wherein people in need of counselling could sign up and talk to professionals.

Winning team wearing their medals
   
Chairperson interacts with the participants Dimitar Inchev in discussion with the participants
   
Participants engrossed in the project to give their best All smiles and cheers on successful completion of the start-up programme
   

Vasudha/Mathamity

Vasudha 2018-19 (Primary)

July 3-4, 2018

Students of primary wing of the school participated in Vasudha 2018-19, a two day Science Exhibition based on the theme, “Science, Technology and Innovation for a clean , green and healthy nation”. Children put up various exhibits and 3 D models based on the theme. The exhibition was held in partnership with Amity International Science Congress Foundation (AISCF) with an aim to develop scientific temperament in children through application based learning.

Scientists in the making The elabotare 3D models
     
A young student with his model
A young student with his model Students with their exhibits
     

2015-2016 ->

In an effort to inculcate scientific temperament and encourage research & innovation amongst children, as envisaged by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, the school organises Amity Children Science Congress titled Vasudha and Mathamity every alternate year. Under this initiative, children are encouraged to prepare small do-able projects in Science and Maths. The shortlisted projects are then sent for various national and international forums namely National Children Science Congress (NCSC), Initiatives for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS), CSIR exhibitions and so on.

Students presenting their project for judgment
     
Students presenting their project at Vasudha
     

Odyssey of the Mind

Regional Fair of Odyssey of the Mind


Date:January 21, 2017
The school hosted the regional fair round of ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ which saw a participation of 40 teams from Amity International as well as Amity Global schools from Delhi and NCR. The contest comprised five types of uniquely arranged long term problems. The teams who won Gold and Silver medals from each problem would be participating in the Euro Fest in Belarus and the International Odyssey Fair, to be held in Michigan State University in 2017. The school won a Gold medal in D II category in Problem 4 named Balsa.

Students at the competition Children enjoy the fair
     

Heritage Quiz

As a part of Heritage Education, every year the school identifies three states/UTs and celebrates their rich and diverse heritage. Various activities are organized through the year under the guidance of Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, where children are encouraged to learn about the selected state’s people, culture, lifestyle, art & craft, music, dance, costumes, fairs and festivals, languages, religions, rituals, cuisine, etc. The highlights are colourful display boards, inter-section quiz, food festivals, etc. The yearlong celebrations conclude with Inter Amity Heritage Quiz hosted by AIS Saket.

2016-2017 ->


Date: July 16, 2016
The school participated in an Inter- Amity Heritage Quiz, hosted by Mr Aditya Nath, a renowned name in the world of quizzing. The quiz was segregated into three sections Junior, Middle and Senior and comprised of multifarious topics like Indian culture, religion, literature, art, mythology and architecture spanning four states of India- Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The rolling trophy was bagged by AIS, Noida. The quiz was conducted at AIS, Saket.

Students with their teachers and trophies A proud moment on stage
     

2015-2016 ->

We at Amity Noida conduct an Inter-section quiz covering the complete Heritage and culture of various states.

Thus every year, these quizzes help in enriching the knowledge of the students in a play way method and they learn about the heritage and culture of various states in India, there by develop a sense of pride by knowing our country’s rich culture and heritage.

Quiz master conducting Heritage Quiz Participants during the Heritage quiz
     

Mental Math Quiz

Mental Math Quiz is an ongoing annual project initiated by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan that aims to nurture young mathematicians by enhancing the mathematical proficiency of students from class I to X. The competitions held at different levels i.e intra class, intra section and then inter school rekindle interest in mathematical tables, enable students to calculate without paper and pen besides developing better reasoning and logical skills.

2017-2018 ->>

Inter Amity Mental Math Quiz

Date: January 24, 2018

The annual Inter Amity Mental Math quiz for Class IX was hosted by school wherein all other Amity schools participated. The quiz consisted many rounds such as computations, patterns and sequences, tables, mathematicians, applications and rapid fire. In Class IX category, first prize was won by AIS Gur 46, followed by AIS PV on second and AIS MV on third position. Overall, the first position was bagged by AIS Noida with AIS Gur 46 and AIS Saket at second and third positions, respectively.


1st prize winners- AIS Gurugram 46 2nd prize winners- AIS Pushp Vihar
Rapid fire round in progress Participants eagerly answering the visual round questions
Participants all set for the quiz


2016-2017 ->>

The school hosted its annual inter-house Mental Math on July 12, 2017. The quiz comprising several rounds, dealt with topics like algebra, geometry, puzzles and logical reasoning. Alaknanda house represented by Aayush, Vaibhav, Yatharth and Khushi, emerged victorious, followed by Bhagirathi in the second place. Pawani and Mandakini secured third and fourth places, respectively.


Students along with teachers Students take part in the quiz
The young thinking minds The score board


2015-2016 ->

The school hosted the inter-Amity Mental Maths quiz for class IX on Jan 22, 2016. The event commenced with the prayer and lamp lighting by the chief guest Mr. Sudhir Nagpal. School Principal Ms. Renu Singh, in her welcome address mentioned, that quizzing was a very creative way of learning, and so her school was always keen on such activity based events. The quiz comprising several rounds, dealt with topics like algebra, geometry, puzzles and logical reasoning. Amity International School, Saket lifted the winners trophy followed by AIS Gur- 46.


Chief guest being presented a memento
Team AIS Gurgaon 46 win the runners up trophy
Team AIS Saket lift the winner’s trophy
Chief Guest addressing the participants
Inter Amity Quiz in progress.

To nurture focused young minds with an analytical outlook, the school organizes Inter Amity Mental Maths Quiz for Classes I to VIII. The competitions held at different levels i.e intra class, intra section and then inter school. It aims to remove Math phobia among students, enhance proficiency of students, rekindles interest in mathematical tables, enable students to calculate without paper and pen as well as develop better reasoning and logical skills.

Students actively participating in Mental Maths Quiz
     

Making-a-Newspaper Contest: GT Awards

The annual Inter Amity GT Making a Newspaper Contest introduced by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan and organized by The Global Times, introduces the school students to the different nuances of journalism in a competitive atmosphere. Under this programme, every school prepares one complete edition of the newspaper from the stage of conceptualization to finalizing the designing, layouts and editing. The competition, judged by experts from the media industry, concludes with GT Awards.

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GT Awards 2017-2018

The GT Edition issue dated November 6, 2017 prepared completely by the students of AIS Noida, as a part of GT ‘Making a Newspaper’ Contest bagged several awards at the GT Awards 2017-18 function held in Amity University, Noida on August 20, 2018. Arunima C; Nidhish Dogra; Ritika Mathur, Sanya Grover (XII) and Ria Upreti (XI) won second prize Best Outstanding Story, Best Illustration, Best Headline and Best Photograph respectively.

The function also marked the completion of 10 years of The Global Times. The occasion was celebrated with the presentation of a book ‘Impressions’ which was a compilation of Chairpersons columns in The Global Times of last 10 years.

Page editors of the special edition felicitated at the award ceremony Winners pose with their trophy outside the GT photo booth
School bags the second runner-up trophy for the Best Edition Award Arunima C. receiving the GT School Time Achievement Award along with her parents
Proud winners of Best GT Newspaper Award for the year 2017-18 Chief guest Bhavna Vij, Political Editor, Outlook addresses the audience
GT mentor teachers felicitated at the award ceremony Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan addresses the audience
Chairperson presented with a copy of the book ‘Impressions Glimpse of page 1 of The GT edition dated November 6, 2017 prepared by the students To view the complete edition log on http://theglobaltimes.in/archives/Nov6_2017.pdf
     

2015-2016 ->


GT Awards 2012-13

The GT edition dated September 3, 2012 prepared completely by the students of AIS Noida as part of GT Making A Newspaper Contest bagged several awards.Prashant Abbi (VI) and Isha Misra (XI J) lifted the winners trophy for the Best Headline and Best Photograph respectively.

The GT edit team poses with their certificates at the GT Photo Booth during the award ceremony Dance performance put up by the school during the award function
     
The GT edit team poses with their certificates at the GT Photo Booth during the award ceremony
 
View the complete edition at http://www.theglobaltimes.in/archives/september_3_2012.pdf


GT Awards 2011-12

Amity Noida participated in the GT Making A Newspaper Contest 2011-12 and won several prizes. The school bagged the Second Runner UpTrophy for the Best Newspaper and the Winners Trophy for Best Illustration.

The school bags the Second Runner Up Trophy for the Best Newspaper at the award function Dance performance put up by the students during the award function based on the popular column 'GT Travels'
     
Glimpse of page 1 of The GT edition dated September 5, 2011 prepared by the students
 
To view the complete edition log on http://www.theglobaltimes.in/archives/September_5Sep2011.pdf

Amity Yuva Vichar Manch

Amity Yuva Vichar Manch is a forum provided by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan wherein the students and teachers across Amity, discuss and debate on various scientific and technical issues of importance. This year-long programme comprises five stages, viz., essay writing competition, group discussions, debating sessions, power point presentations based on the compilation of case studies and concludes with the most elaborative Youth Parliament that also involves understanding of parliamentary procedures.

2017-2018 ->

Date: May 5, 2018
AYVM 2017-18 comprised a ‘teacher's presentation’ on six different topics as ‘Automation can leave job cuts in India’, ‘Is social networking leading to breaking of family linkages’, ‘Should Indians go back to 3 R norms or find technologies for waste management’, ‘On-Line games are health hazards’, ‘Are disasters more man made than natural’, ‘Make in India vs made in India’ and ‘Evaluation system stumbling block in nurturing creativity’. The competition held at AIS Mayur Vihar was attended by over 60 teachers from across all branches. It was an informative and healthy competition, judged by experts from different fields for each topic. Ms Pooja Chadha of the school secured second prize while Ms Manju Tripathi and Ms Shalini won third prize each.

 
Winners of AYVM along with school principal Guests and other dignitaries at AYVM
 
 

2016-2017 ->

Date: May 11, 2017
The school participated in the grand finale of seventh Amity Yuva Vichar Manch. The students from all Amity International Schools discussed, deliberated and debated on the current issue of ‘Gender equality through performance or reservation’. The school auditorium was converted into a Parliament and the session incorporated all the proceedings of the Parliament like introduction of bill, clause by clause discussion, voting and zero hour. The session ended with prize distribution ceremony in nine categories including ‘Most Humorous Parliamentarian’, ‘Best Orator’, ‘Top Informed Parliamentarian’, ‘Best Question Raised’, etc.

 
Students debate as young parliamentarians
 
 
Students raise their placards to voice out their opinion Children receive trophies for their Performances
 
 

2015-2016 ->

AIS Noida hosted the sixth AYVM from May 12-13, 2016. The event organised under the aegis of Amity’s Children Science Foundation (CSF), saw students slip into the shoes of parliamentarians as they discussed different topics like - Is academic talent of more worth than sporting talent, Odd-Even scheme, No Junk Food bill etc. While the rolling trophy was bagged by AIS Saket, awards were also given away under various categories. Manav Sehgal won the 'Best Harmonious' award, Adhya Sarna was awarded for the 'Best Questions' and 'Best Answers'. Jhanvi Vij was awarded for being the 'Best Parliamentarian'.

 
A young parliamentarian being felicitated for her commendable role A participant putting his views across during the parliament session
 
 
Future parliamentarians engrossed in their roles Speaker conducting the mock parliament session
 
 
Students take on the role of parliamentarians House full during the prize distribution ceremony
 
 
School principal felicitating the chief guest legislator Vimla Batham School principal felicitating the dignitaries
 
 
 
Students of AIS Saket with their rolling trophy
 

2014-2015 ->

The topics discussed at AYVM 2013-14 ranged from issues like clean rivers are responsibility of Government, space research program are as important as developmental program, life style technologies - boon or bane to social system is responsible for skewed gender ratio, do we need to improve Education system to produce role models.

Award presentation ceremony at AYVM
 

Inter Amity Sports Competition

The Inter Amity Sports competition organized under the leadership of Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan aims to stress on the importance of sports in students’ lives and how it can inculcate discipline for personality development. The competition held over the year includes a number of games as football, circlet, table tennis, kho kho, aerobics, taekwondo, PEC, etc. hosted by different Amity branches. The games organized strictly on the rules of the respective federations, commences with inter house matches, followed by league matches and then the finals.

2017-2018 ->

More than 19000 students took part in the sixth edition of the Inter- Amity Sports Competition 2017-18, competing in 13 sports disciplines including skating, aerobics, chess, kho-kho, etc. The school played host to matches for taekwondo. The meet concluded with a felicitation function held at AIS Noida on May 2, 2018. The school won a total of 11 medals (4 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze).

Students participating in football held at school Girls participating in cricket match held at school
Boys participating in football held at school Girls participating in cricket match
Skaters manoeuvre their way to victory Archers aim for one target – win the world
Chess for healthy mind and soul Footballers in action for the perfect strike
 

Youth Power

The annual ethical leadership programme, initiated by The Global Times-Amity’s youth newspaper, aims at grooming students as harbingers of change. Young leaders from across all Amity International Schools work on different social issues related to women, by forming teams, researching topics, designing plans of action, generating funds and finally showcasing their work in the form of a presentation at the grand finale.

2017 -18 ->

Youth Power

Setting out to ensure heart care for all the team ‘Hridayantar’ with its mentor Sanyukta Priya, team leader Ishaan Sahai (XI I) and team members Medhansh Goyal (IX N), Antra Rajpoot (IX N) and Mairaa Jhanjee (XI J) actually changed a life as they undertook the task. Their ground breaking efforts won them the ‘Youth Envoy Award 2017-18’ and also the award for ‘Best Social Implementation’. The most prominent change they made was to the life of a young boy Rajesh who was suffering from hole in heart and was unable to receive treatment for long time. The team not only facilitated his operation by reaching out to relevant authorities they also have taken up the responsibility of meeting out costs of his medicines. Another innovation by the team ‘Flaxseed dry chutney powder’ has been found to be effective in reducing low density lipids and cholesterol and has been patented.

Hridayantar team with mentor Sanyukta Priya Team Hridayantar declared ‘Youth Icon 2017-18’
Team won the award for ‘Best Social Implementation’ Young hridayantars at their creative best
Students try to understand about healthy heart Team Hridayantar teaches aerobics
 

Bazinga: Science Quiz

An annual inter Amity Science quiz titled 'Bazinga', organized for students of Class IX to XI was conceived by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan to inculcate scientific temper in the students. The quiz aims at testing the theoretical, analytical and reasoning skills in physics. It is first held at intra class level, followed by inter class level, culminates with the inter Amity round. The questions for different rounds are based on various subjects including physics, chemistry, biology, latest innovations, scientists and audio-visuals.

2016-2017 ->

BAZINGA 2016

The students of Class XI of school participated in the Inter- Amity Science quiz hosted at AIS Mayur Vihar on November 16, 2016. After qualifying 3 levels, Anshul of Class XI D and Shashank of Class XI E showed exceptional confidence and preparedness and stood first. AIS Gurgaon 46 stood second while Amity Saket stood third.

The Bazinga winners with the teachers
 

2015-2016 ->

In an effort to develop the scientific acumen amongst children by providing them with an opportunity to to display their practical knowledge, application and recent developments in the field of Physics, the Amity organizes ‘Bazinga – Inter Amity Physics Quiz’. Putting the participants mental abilities to test, the quiz organized for Classes IX-XI consists of eight rounds of innovative questions, held at different levels levels i.e intra class, intra section and then inter school.

Students actively participating in Physics Quiz
     

Verve: Aerobics competition

With the objective of strengthening physical agility in students, Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan introduced ‘Verve’ an Aerobics competition hosted by AIS Pushp Vihar. The competition serves as a forum for children to showcase their fitness levels. The competition divided into senior and junior category includes several individual, dual, trio and team performances, and is judged by eminent personalities from the field of sports.

2015-2016 ->

Hindi Natya Utsav


With an aim to kindle love for our national language Hindi amongst Amitians, Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan introduced ‘Hindi Natya Utsav’ hosted by AIS Mayur Vihar every year. The competition invites participation from all branch of Amity schools to enact plays in Hindi based on social issues or works of literary giants as per the theme, which are then judged by experts from the industry.

2017-2018 ->

Hindi Natya Utsav
Date: April 28, 2017

The school won third position in the senior’s category in the inter-Amity drama competition organised by AIS MV to develop dramatic skills and acting ability among students. The programme presided over by Dr Indu Jain and Dr M K Pandey commenced with lamp lighting ceremony. The participants dressed in vibrant costumes enthralled the audience with their theatrical skills. The vote of thanks was given by the school Principal Priyanka Mehta.

 
Students perform on stage
Children give splendid performances Children bitten by the acting bug

Amity Schools Art & Sculpture Teachers' Camp

In an effort to promote healthy competition and showcase the artistic skills of the art faculty and students as envisaged by Chairperson Dr (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, Amity Group of Schools organise a one-week art camp every year that culminates with an exhibition. The camp, based on a different theme every year witness’s active participation of teachers from all branches of Amity. Every year, the camp is graced by art connoisseurs who also judge the event and award the participants.

2016-2017 ->

Art Display Camp

Date: December 26, 2016- January 14, 2017

The school art faculty and a group of students participated in the fourth Art & Sculpture Camp in their respective schools from December 26, 2016 to January 14, 2017 on the theme ‘Incredible India’. Each team comprising 3 students and a teacher in-charge worked on a masterpiece during the camp. The selective masterpieces were adjudged by famous artists. Ajab Singh & team from the school bagged a Special Mention award.

Chairperson, judges along with students and art teachers
   
Ajab Singh & team won a special mention award for
their sculpture titled ‘Hornbill Festival of Nagaland’
Neha Jain & team with their artwork titled ‘The Royal Rajasthan’
   

2015-2016 ->

Kamal Dora and Chanchal S Mwere awarded with certificates for meritorious performance.


Teachers receiving award at the award function

Chanchal SM with his award winning sculpture

Kamal Dora with his award winning painting displayed at the exhibition