INTEREDU™ is a strategic national project launched by Knowledge Pioneers for Training and Education (KPTE), a member of Arrowad Group. It supports nationalization efforts in the international education sectors and builds national capacities capable of managing and teaching in international schools.

Goals of INTEREDU™

In line with the strategies and orientations of the Kingdom for national transformation to achieve its vision and global trends in the development of education and educational professions, INTEREDU™ has come to contribute to achieving the vision-related objectives of providing citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt future labor market needs, develop youth skills, and deliver appropriate job opportunities for citizens.The Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques attaches great importance to nationalization of jobs in all sectors. Nationalization efforts in the education sector in particular are not sustainable unless the focus shifts from quantity to quality.

Therefore, INTEREDU™ came to achieve qualitative nationalization through the following:

Planned guided professional training based on market needs and field studies according to the international and national Educational professional standards, and the international educational qualifying programs.
Transferring of expertise and competence from foreign competencies to Saudi human resources.
Contribution to the possession of Saudi educators the competencies necessary to practice their functions and professional roles of educational management with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness in light of the ambitious trends of human development.
Contribution to the empowerment of the international education, to stimulate and support investment in it, and to empower its human and knowledge capital.

INTEREDU™ Strategic Directions

INTEREDU™ achieves six strategic directions for the human capacity development program

Enable teachers to focus on preparing students for future careers, building their creativity, innovation, self-employment and contributing to wealth production.
Contribute to building an early childhood education system that focuses on competitiveness and quality and is available for all
Sustaining reform and development in education by building the capacity of teachers, principals and supervisors by providing them with modern teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
Focus on the early stages of education by meeting the kindergarten expansion needs of qualified teachers
Enable teachers to equip students with basic skills such as reading, numeracy, English, values, positive personality traits, innovation requirements, and 21st century skills.
Expand lifelong learning opportunities for all segments of society by focusing on job readiness skills and citizenship.

Core Principles of INTEREDU™

INTEREDU™ was based on a group of sources and starting points in determening the orintation and competencies of the teaching profession that are compatible with the updated professional standards for teachers in KSA.
1. Vision of kingdom 2030 2. The vision of the Ministries of Education and the National Strategy for Education Development, including professionalizing education, technology, governance and performance.
3. The Professional National Standards for Teachers in kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with its last version Rajab 1437 4. The education standards of AdvancEd – (learning, learning assessment, and resource and support systems)
5. Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, (INTASC) standards 6. Education standards of Classroom Performance Criteria Assessment, Praxis 3
7. Competencies for Early childhood education and care (ECEC) 8. The international studies and reports on professions such as GENESES report, Stanford Research Institute and Carnegie Mellon Institution
9. International studies and indicators such as TIMSS and PIRLS 10. The 21st century skills, Common Core State Standards -CCSS and New Generation Science Standards-NGSS

INTEREDU™ Phases and Target Groups

INTEREDU™training is carried out in three phases targeting the groups indicated below:

Phase 1: KG and primary-grade female teachers.
Phase 2: Grades 4 -12 teachers.
Phase 3: Academic and Administrative staff, principals and academic supervisors.