All posts by ANUTOSH DEB

BORN: 20 JANUARY 1964, Guwahati Assam India. EDUCATION: 1989-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Arts), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. OCCUPATION: Working as an Art Teacher with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan since 1995. PRESENT POSTING: Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Laitkor Peak, Shillong Meghalaya India since September 2015. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: 2016 March: NCERT Master Trainer in Visual Arts 2012 January: e-CTLT Master Trainer 2008 February: Nominated from India to participate in the four Day Training on Project Based Learning at 21st Century Learning Institute Singapore conducted by Oracle Education Foundation USA for Teachers of South- East Asia. 2007 Microsoft Partners in Learning Teacher Training Program 2005: Think.com /Think Quest School Administrator Training 2002 Intel Master Trainer 1988: Six weeks Professional Training at Topaz Advertising Services Kolkata. ONLINE CERTIFICATIONS: 15 (as on 26 January 2016) 26 January 2016: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Get More Out of Office Online and One Drive 16 January 2016: Microsoft Educator Community: MIE Trainer Academy Learning Path 29 December 2015: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows: The World Is your Classroom 13 December 2015: Microsoft Educator Community: Teaching with Technology Basics 13 December 2015: Microsoft Educator Community: 21st Century Learning Design 12 December 2015: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Ultimate Collaboration Tool: An Introduction to OneNote 12 December 2015: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Ultimate Collaboration Tool: An Introduction to OneNote 11 December 2015: Microsoft Educator Community: Teaching with Technology 02 December 2015: Microsoft Educator Community: Microsoft in Education 28 November 2015: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Office Online and One Drive 28 November 2015: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Technology Enriched Instruction 16 November 2014: Windows 8 in the Classroom 15 October 2014: Microsoft-Teaching with Technology Basics 25 February 2014: Microsoft-Teacher Teaching with Technology 21 February 2014: Microsoft Certificate of Learning: Windows in the Classroom SCHOLARSHIP: 1985 to 1989 Merit Scholarship from the Directorate of Cultural Affairs Government of Assam for ‘Proficiency in Fine Arts’. ACHIEVEMENTS: 2015: Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2015 2014: Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2014 and represented India at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain from 11 to 14, March 2014. 2014: Project- Color Panorama: How important is Art in our Life? was recommended by the Jury in Classroom Innovation in KVS Pan-India Competition on School Leadership and Classroom Innovations conducted jointly by Educational Technology and Management Academy in collaboration with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Invited to attend the Classroom Innovation Conference at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi on 17 & 18 February 2014. 2013 December 13: New Delhi: Pearson Teaching Awards 2013 (National Awards) for Teaching Excellence in Art Music Drama-Government School. 2013: ‘Çolor Panorama’ an online Thinkquest Competition 2012 entry emerged as TOP 10% outstanding project globally. 2012: Regional Winner (ITLA) Microsoft Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2011-2012. 2012: May: One Digital Photograph & One Video awarded at the ALL INDIA DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR TEACHERS (2011), organised by Central Institute Of Educational Technology(CIET), a constituent unit of NCERT. 2011 September : Awarded KVS National Incentive Award 2011 by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, New Delhi announced on 05 September 2011. 2010August: Certificate of Recognition for the collaborative project on Think Quest: “World is Ours, We are One” 2009 July: The Narrative Project “FIESTA INDO-ITALIANA” for Think Quest International Narrative Competition 2009 nominated as Finalist. 2009 June: Invited from India to participate in an Intercultural Exchange Program to share different points of view about languages, religion, traditions among Indians living in Italy and Indians living in India. And also share the work done on ThinkQuest with the students and faculty of Istituto Comprensivo Statale Palombara Sabina, Rome, Italy from 8th to 11th June 2009. 2009 June: The Website “Life on the Strings” designed for Think Quest International 2009 selected for Think Quest International Library. 2008 February: Nominated to participate in 4 Day Training on Project Based Learning at 21st Century Learning Institute Singapore. 2007 December: Invited to represent India and participate in a Multicultural Project and share the work done on Think.com with the students and faculty of La Scuola Media Statale’Pietro Metastasio’ di Cave, Rome, Italy from 19th to 25th December 2007. 2008 May: Two collaborative projects designed on Think Quest were nominated as Spotlight projects worldwide by Oracle Education Foundation. 2008 May: ‘Children online Art Gallery’ a think.com project nominated as Spotlight projects worldwide by Oracle Education Foundation. 2009 February: ‘The World Sings’ a think.com project nominated as Spotlight projects worldwide by Oracle Education Foundation. PERSONAL AWARDS: 2015-2017: Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2014: Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2014 2013: Selected from India as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2013 and Invited to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain from 11 to 14, March 2014. 2013 December 13: New Delhi: Pearson Teaching Awards 2013 (National Awards) for Teaching Excellence in Art Music Drama-Government School. 2013: Regional Winner (ITLA) Microsoft Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2011-2012. 2012: May: One Digital Photograph & One Video awarded at the ALL INDIA DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR TEACHERS (2011), organised by Central Institute Of Educational Technology(CIET), a constituent unit of NCERT. 2011 September: Awarded the KVS National Incentive Award 2011 by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, New Delhi announced on 05 September 2011. 2011 May: Awarded Finalist (National Level-Motto) KVS Akshar Aakar: Logo & Motto Contest 2011 in collaboration with Oracle Education Initiatives India. 2010: Regional Winner (ITLA) Microsoft Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2009-10. 2009 Felicitated by Oracle Education Foundation for Best Performance in Think Quest Narrative Competition 2009 for the Project “FIESTA INDO-ITALIANA” at New Delhi on 20 November 2009. 2009 Nominated as the Zonal winner of the EQFI: India Education Awards 2008 from East Zone. 2008 Awarded Certificate for Effective implementation of think.com in schools by Oracle Education Foundation. 2007 Oracle Education Foundation think.com ‘India Contest 2007’ awarded ‘Excellence in Performance’ for designing Oracle think.com websites. 2005 Awarded 2nd Consolation Prize in the 17th National Photo Contest organised by the Photo Divisions, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and Government of India. 1996 was awarded First Prize in the Photo Contest organised by Assam Tourism Government of Assam on the occasion of World Tourism Day at Guwahati on 27th September. 1996 Awarded Certificate of Merit in The National Component of International Poster Contest 1996 on the theme ‘Where we live now’ organised by NCERT and UNFPA held at New Delhi. 1995 Awarded Certificate of Merit in the First NEPS (North Eastern Photography Society) Photography Contest at Guwahati. 1989 was awarded Consolation Prize in National Wildlife Photography Competition organised by ‘Sanctuary magazine’ and ‘Solidaire Television’ at Mumbai 1977 Awarded 3rd Prize in Oil Painting (Junior Group) in The All Assam Art Competition held at Dibrugarh Assam. PUBLICATIONS I989 Photograph selected and published by ‘MIRROR’ magazine as ‘Photographer of the Month’ in its January issue 1991 A selected portfolio of Photographs published in ‘Asian Photography’ magazine in its July 1991 issue. EXHIBITIONS: 2011 Group Exhibition of Art organised by Gauhati Artists’ Guild held at Gallery Artists’ Guild in March 2011. 2009 Group Exhibition of Art organised by Gauhati Artists’ Guild held at State Art Gallery Guwahati. 2008 Group Exhibition of Art organised by Gauhati Artists’ Guild held at Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda. 2004 Third Joint Exhibition of Photographs & Paintings with Tulirekha Deb at Central Gallery Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata from 13 December to 19 December 2004, presented by The Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam. 2003 ‘IMPACT IMAGE’ A Group Exhibition of Photography held at Guwahati from 17th to 22nd August 2001 Second Joint Exhibition of Photographs & Paintings with Tulirekha Deb at Gallery Earth Song, Guwahati (Artist Guild Gallery) from 28th January to 03rd February 1993 April Participated in Group Exhibition ‘Artists’ against communalism’ organized by (DYFI) Democratic Youth Federation of India at Guwahati. 1993 Participated in the All India Photo Exhibition organised by Photographic Society of India, Mumbai 1992 First Joint Exhibition of Photographs & Paintings with Tulirekha Deb at State Art Gallery Guwahati from 3rd to 7th November sponsored by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs Government of Assam. 1990 Second One man show of Photographs at State Art Gallery Guwahati from 23rd to 27th October 1990 1990 Kala Mela organised by Gauhati Artists’ Guild Guwahati ● Exhibition of Landscapes’ to commemorate Vincent Van Gogh’s 100th Death Anniversary organized by Gauhati Artists’ Guild at State Art Gallery Guwahati ● Photographs selected at the All India Exhibition of Photography 1990 organised by Florists League (India) Nainital 1989 First One Man show of Photographs sponsored by Directorate of Cultural Affairs Government of Assam held at State Art Gallery Guwahati from 31st Oct to 3rd November’89. 1988 and 1989 Photographs selected at The Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi’s Annual Exhibitions (Photography section) held at Ahmedabad Gujarat Participated in National Photography Exhibition & Competition. New Delhi in 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2005. Participated in the 13th, 15th 16th, 18th, 19th & 20th Photo Contest in Asia & the Pacific at Japan in 1988 to 1991, 1993 to 1995. Participated in the Gauhati Artists’ Guild’s Annual Group Exhibitions in 1986, 1989 to 1993, 2006 onwards. RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION Presented paper on 'Art as a smart investment' at a seminer held at Gauhati Artists' Guild Guwahati on Sunday 21 September 2008, organised jointly by livelyculture.com and Gauhati Artists' Guild. PUBLICATION OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL Regularly contribute articles on Art and culture on the Official Art publication ‘Chihna’ on Art of Gauhati Artists’ Guild. Contribute cover designs for KVS publication. Editor of the Official Art publication ‘Chihna’ of Gauhati Artists’ Guild for the 31st issue 2011. COURSES ATTENDED AS A FACILITATOR / RESOURCE PERSON / PARTICIPANT. 2016 November: Resource person for the 21 Day KVS In-service Training Course for Trained Graduate Teacher (Art Education), held at KVS ZIET Chandigarh from 04 November 2016 to 24 December 2016. 2016 May: Resource person for 3 Day UNESCO International Arts Education Week, conducted by DEAA, NCERT held at NCERT, New Delhi from 24-27 May 2016. 2016 March: 6 Day Master Trainer for Visual Arts, conducted by NCERT & KVS, held at KVS ZIET Gwalior from 02-07 March 2016. 2015 December : Resource person for conducting sessions on ‘Use of ICT resources for teaching learning in Science & Mathematics Teachers at Secondary level’, at ‘NERIE’, North East Regional Institute of Education (NCERT) on 01 & 02 December 2015. 2015 October : Resource person to participate in the First Resource Group meeting for 'Establishment of a Resource Centre of Arts, Crafts and Culture of North East at ‘NERIE’, North East Regional Institute of Education(NCERT). 2013 Dec-Jan 2014: Resource person for ICT during the Second Phase of KVS In-service Course for Primary Teachers held at K.V.NFR Maligaon from 23 December 2013 to 03 January 2014. 2013 November-December: Nominated as Resource person for the 21 Day KVS In-service Course for TGT(Art Education), to be held at KVS ZIET Bhubaneswar from 19 November 2013 to 09 December 2013. 2013 May: Resource person for ICT (Alice 3) during the KVS In-service Course for Primary Teachers held at K.V.NFR Maligaon and KVS In-service course for PGT (Economics) held at K.V. AFS Borjhar from 16 May 2013 to 29 May 2013. 2013 May: Resource person for ICT during the First Phase of KVS In-service Course for Primary Teachers held at K.V.NFR Maligaon from 16 May 2013 to 29 May 2013. 2012 November-December: Resource person for the 21 Day Inservice Course for TGT (Art Education), held at KVS ZIET Bhubaneswar from 21 November 2012 to 11 December 2012. 2012 March: Participated as Technical Expert for KVSRO Guwahati: 3 days’ Workshop for Spoken English Material Production (29~31 March 2012) held at Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Borjhar, Guwahati. 2012 February: Conducted One Day training on e-CTLT for Teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Happy Valley, Shillong on 09 February 2012. 2012 January: Attended e-CTLT training for Master Trainers at Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara, Guwahati from January 18~20, 2012. 2011 August~October: Nominated as a Facilitator for conducting Project Learning Institute- KVS India 2011 conducted by Oracle Education Foundation USA & KVS HQ, Virtual & In-class training at KVS ZIET Mysore. 2011 May 12 &13: Nominated as a Facilitator for conducting Think Quest Projects Tutorial during In-service course for Primary Teachers at K.V. Happy Valley, Shillong. 2011 January: Facilitator for one day session for Think Quest school administrators held at Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara, Guwahati on 04 January 2011. 2010 December 30: Nominated as a facilitator for one day sessions based on ‘The use of Technology in the Classroom’ during the In-service course for Primary Teachers held at K.V.Narangi. 2010 August 16 to October 10: Nominated as a Facilitator for conducting Project Learning Institute- KVS India conducted by Oracle Education Foundation USA & KVS HQ, Virtual & In-class training at KVS ZIET Mysore. 2010 August 30 & 31: Participated in the Two day workshop for Teachers on ‘Identification and Management of scholastic Problems of Children’ conducted by National Institute of Public Cooperation & Child Development (NIPCCD) Regional Centre, Guwahati. 2010 May 03 to 09: Nominated as a facilitator for conducting two day sessions based on ‘The use of Technology in the Classroom’ during the In-service course for Primary Teachers held at K.V.Narangi, K.V.Happy Valley & K.V.No.1 Tezpur. 2009 November 16 to 17: Nominated as facilitator for conducting GSWP at KVS Chandigarh Region for Art Teachers during In-service course conducted by Oracle Education Foundation & KVS HQ and held at K.V. Sec 31 Chandigarh & ZIET Chandigarh. 2009 May 20 to 23: Nominated as facilitator for conducting GSWP at KVS Jammu Region, conducted by Oracle Education Foundation & KVS HQ and held at K.V. No.1 Pathankot and K.V No. 2 Pathankot, for Primary Teachers & TGT (Mathematics) Inservice Courses. 2009 April 06 to 10: Nominated as facilitator for conducting GSWP at KVS Silchar Region conducted by Oracle Education Foundation & KVS HQ and held at K.V. Kunjaban and K.V Dimapur. 2008 December 10-13: Nominated as an Adjunct for the 4 day Training at Project Learning Institute- India conducted by Oracle Education Foundation & KVS HQ held at KVS ZIET Mysore. 2008 July: Resource person for 3 day Training on technological aspect of Educational Websites conducted by Oracle Education Foundation & KVS HQ at KVS ZIET Mysore 2008 June: Resource person for 12 day In-service course for PGT Computer Science of KVS Guwahati Region at Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Guwahati. 2008 April: Participated in the Orientation Programme for EOs, Directors, Associate Course Directors and Resource Person at KVS, ZIET Mysore 2008 February: Resource person for 2 day Think.com refresher program for school Administrators of KVS Guwahati Region held at K.V.NFR Maligaon. 2008 Jan-Feb.: Resource person for 3 X 3 In-service courses for Art Teachers of KVS Guwahati Region held at K.V.NFR Maligaon. 2008 February: Participated in the 4 day training at 21st Century Learning Institute Singapore nominated by Oracle Education Foundation USA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 2007 September: Resource person for the PGT Computer Science Induction Course at K.V.NFR Maligaon 2007 September: Resource Person for 4 day Training Program for Updating of Websites, held at K.V.NFR Maligaon. 2007 November-December: Resource person for 3 X 3 In-service courses for Primary Teachers of KVS Guwahati Region, held at K.V.NFR Maligaon. 2007 February Participated in the 5 Day Training Programme on Updation of Websites at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Regional Office Guwahati 2007 Coordinator Second KVS Guwahati Regional Art Exhibition 2006 held at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati Assam India 2006 Coordinator First KVS Guwahati Regional Art Exhibition 2005 held at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati 2006 Participated in the 5 day Workshop on National Adolescence Education Programme for NODAL Teachers of KVS Guwahati Region held at K.V.NFR Maligaon. 2005 was a Resource person for ICT at the 21 Day In-service Course for PGT(English) at Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara, 10-30 May 2005. 2005 was a Resource person at the 2 Day Computer Training Programme for Principals of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Guwahati Region at EAC Upper Shillong 2005 Coordinator of 3 Day Workshop for Art Teachers held at K.V.Narangi Guwahati 2003 Attended 21 Day In-Service Course for Art Teachers held at Kalabhavana Santiniketan, West Bengal, India from 11th to 31st May organised by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan HQ New Delhi. 2000 MAY: Resource person for the ‘21 Day Workshop on Visual and Performing Arts’ conducted by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Guwahati Region held at Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Borjhar Guwahati. ORGANISATIONAL COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan H.Q. New Delhi ● Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Regional ● Office Guwahati ● Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Laitkor Peak, Shillong ● Kendriya Vidyalaya Narangi ● Kendriya Vidyalaya NFR Maligaon ●Assam Tourism, Government of Assam ● Assam Tourism Development Corporation Guwahati ● Blue Hill Travels India Ltd. Guwahati ● Gauhati Artists’ Guild Guwahati. CIET-NCERT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dehradun, Shillong, Bangalore, Guwahati, Rome, Philadelphia and Detroit USA. MEMBER: Gauhati Artists’ Guild, Guwahati, Assam India.

My journey as a MIE Expert

My Poster for MIE Expert 2015
My Poster designed for my project on Save the Great Indian One horned Rhinoceros and has been selected for Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2015

I am Anutosh Deb, and I am an Art Teacher working since 1995 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan a K-12 school organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

My first opportunity to experiment with ICT was during a school teacher training program conducted by Intel, with ‘Intel Teach to the Future’ way back in 2002.

Till then my work in ICT was very much around Microsoft Paint and some un-organised work on PowerPoint and Excel apart from MS Word was what I had been exploring with guidance from my colleagues here and there. But my interest to add the designing and artistic elements to the work caught the attention of my administrators. Some of whom encouraged me to explore in a systematic way. I attended a session conducted by Microsoft India and later participated in Microsoft Project Shiksha. I started participating in ITLA and was awarded with Regional and Zonal prizes consecutively for couple of years. In the meantime there emerged the opportunity to work with Oracle Education Foundation on a program Thinkquest.

At the Microsoft Global Forum, Barcelona with Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education.

At the Microsoft Global Forum, Barcelona with  Mr. Anthony Salcito, Vice President for Microsoft Education.

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In November 2013, I received a phone call from Microsoft India, informing me that I was selected as the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and was to represent India at the Microsoft Global Forum in Barcelona in March 2014. My journey as a MIE Expert thus begun with this recognition long waited. Being selected as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, opened new Windows into coming in contact with Innovative Educators globally. The exposure of meeting global educators and participating at the amazing sessions during the Global forum has been a lifelong learning experience.

The association with Microsoft has opened up new Windows for Innovation in Teaching Learning applying 21st Century skills, as time passed by. Recognition became a motivation to explore new challenges and harnessing new ICT skills.