KPTE deals with the training courses offered to its partners as a comprehensive system for fulfilling the desired training goals. Once of the key pillars of this system is trainers. A trainer is the key player in delivering the course content to trainees. That is the reason why KPTE develops a ToT tailored for each training course. This process is followed to ensure and maintain high quality training and make a positive impact in the training area. ToT changes the way impactful and effective training is conceived and practiced.

Goals of INTEREDU™ ToT

INTEREDU™ ToT aims at qualifying the trainers to:

Give full and comprehensive introduction to INTEREDU™ ..
Introduce INTEREDU™ methodologies; Building, Training, Assessment and Quality control;
Execute INTEREDU™ training program in line with the implementation methodology of KPTE; and
Apply active training methods and strategies while providing INTEREDU™ training.

Trainers selection criteria

The particularity of the ToT course is a vital aspect for selecting the trainers. The following standards play a key role in selecting the trainer. Furthermore, they orient the designing process of ToT

1. Thoroughness: type and specialization of content.
2. Course language: and competency of trainer.
3. Target audience: needs and professional level.
4. Course delivery phase: whether it is a part of a training package.
5. The target cognitive and skill level.
6. Impact-making: in terms of the design, and trainer’s experience, specialization, knowledge and competency.
7. Modifiability & flexibility: in terms of activity development, enriching the content and adaptation.

To ensure the desired INTEREDU™ outcomes are fulfilled, a ToT course was developed as a key component of the full program. This course includes special and qualitative aspects that required specialized qualification program. These aspects are:

1. Content

INTEREDU™ program thoroughly cover a contemporary content which focus on the declarative and procedural knowledge (needed for performing the tasks by the target audience). Hence, to gain full knowledge of the content, a trainer needs to be thoroughly introduced to it. He should be able to guide the trainees to mastery of the content knowledge and skills. INTEREDU™ content is contemporary and comprehensive, yet not redundant or brief. This is what is introduced and elaborated to trainers to be able to implement the training.

2. Language

All INTEREDU™ program are offered in English. Trainers may use different terminology to express the same content. That is why the ToT course makes sure that trainers follow a uniform terminology and can express the content in a technical English genre.

3. Target Audience

In Phase One, INTEREDU™ targets female teachers. To qualify them for international schools, they need intensive, planned, gradual English training courses. They should be equipped with fundamental and specialized competencies. This kind of training requires specific strategies and skills in the form of literacy-based training (LBT). The trainer is not just an academic person. He is a language instructor as well. He should be well aware of trainees’ professional level, and the obstacles they face in the training or practical application phase and while working for international schools.

4. Program Delivery Phase

INTEREDU™ includes an integral and graded set of program starting from the fundamental principles and ending with specialized programs. The programs cover levels and fields of competency based on the KPTE Model of Educational Competencies. A trainer must be aware of the level for which the program is designed, i.e. what has already been taught, what is to come and how the program are integrated. A trainer has to build on the previous knowledge of trainees. He has to make sure the attendees fulfill the requirements for the following course and how that relate to the integral KPTE Model. He has to relate all the training material to Phase 4 (Practical Application); namely, how could they apply the lessons learned at work.

5. Target Level of Knowledge and Skills

The desired final outcomes of INTEREDU™ Phase are a highly qualified and professionally competent teacher; and a working environment and persona. This outcome would allow trainees to effectively practice teaching in international schools. INTEREDU™ includes courses that deal with analysis of the tasks performed by teachers inside and outside classroom or school facilities. Hence, we will make sure that a trainer is trained on the strategies that assist teacher trainees in applying the knowledge and skills. The trainees should eventually be able to perform procedural tasks in high teaching career and focus on profound sustainable understanding.

6. Impact-making

INTEREDU™ programs were developed and molded into an impact-making environment based on the most recent research findings, particularly backward planning. This requires a trainer to digest the principles of INTEREDU™ programs the content of which requires specialization, understanding and following up with all the updates in the field of experience. A trainer should be also aware of the methodologies adopted to develop the courses, the sequence of training activities and evaluation methodology.

7. Modifiability and Flexibility

INTEREDU™ programs are flexible and can easily be improved. They are mandatory, elective or self-paced. Activities are developed in a certain way so that that the trainer, an expert, can add to them. Furthermore, the courses follow ongoing evaluation in which information are collected and analyzed. This data is utilized to assess the course effectiveness and impact and the extent to which the required outcomes were achieved. Hence, trainers are trainer on executing the activities, applying the evaluation, analyzing and interpreting the findings, and taking a data-informed decision. The findings may indicate that the trainees have mastered the required outcomes. However, more activities may be required as an extra practice or an alternative to the offered material so that the planned outcomes could be realized.

Target Audience

KPTE considers INTEREDU™ as the way forward for training and qualification in Saudi Arabia. That is male and female trainers from around KSA are targeted by this specialized INTEREDU™ ToT. They should be qualified with a set of competencies required to give training.

Qualifications Requirements of INTEREDU™ Trainer

Due to the particularity of INTEREDU™ , potential trainers should meet the following criteria:

1. Mastery of English language: reading writing and speaking competence;
2. A minimum qualification of master’s degree acquired from an accredited educational college or five years of training experience.
3. Experience in educational supervision, training or team leading. Priority is given to applicants with experience at international schools.
4. In order for a trainer to be an accredited INTEREDU™ trainer, he/she must sign a contract stipulating:
Commitment to training using the methodology he/she will be trained on;
Compliance with copyright reservations;
Compliance with the course instructions and training activity timings;;
Submission of a training report at the end of each program, including description of the material covered, insights into the course viability, goals achieved, and recommendations for improvement;
Agreement to conduct training at any area of KSA; and
Successfully passing the requirements for INTEREDU™ ToT.

Conditions for INTEREDU™ ToT

Attending %80 of the Basic Skills programs time and %10 of the other programs.
Completing at least %90 the course assignments.
Recommendation by INTEREDU™ Evaluation and Follow-up Committee.
Passing the microteaching drill with a minimum of %80.
In case the trainer has certificates of completion of the Basic Skills training programs, he/shay can enroll directly into INTEREDU™ Specialized Training.

Phases of INTEREDU™ ToT

INTEREDU™ ToT is a great opportunity for nominees. That is why nomination is based on strict conditions. Here are the phases of INTEREDU™ ToT.

1 Application and nomination of trainers based on the specific conditions.
2 Fundamental Training: on the basic training skills in line with INTEREDU™ implementation methodology.
3 Introduction to INTEREDU™
4 Specific Training: on the implementation methodology of INTEREDU™ courses
5 Experimental Application: a microteaching drill for evaluation purposes, followed by specialized training
6 Specialized Training: on each INTEREDU™ training program