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Intel® Skills for Innovation is Reinventing Technology’s Role in Education to Empower Students to Become the Next Generation of Innovators

The Intel® Skills for Innovation Initiative (Intel® SFI) empowers decision makers and educators in adopting technology to create innovative learning experiences which actively engage students in all learning environments—virtual, at school, or blended. By inspiring teachers and learners to reach their full potential through a technology-supported, skills-based approach, the Intel SFI Initiative guides them to build their skills to maximize learning outcomes and prepare students for a changing, technology-dominated world.

What is Intel® Skills for Innovation?

Intel® SFI Framework

The Intel® SFI Framework allows decision makers and educators to understand, test drive, and implement the SFI vision in their education system.

Understand new skill requirements in the post- pandemic environment. Rethink technology’s role in education system to foster skill building. Align stakeholders and facilitate creation of an action plan.

Intel® SFI Planning Toolkit

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Experience technology used for skill building in the actual learning environment and verify viability. Identify best practices for wider adoption.

Intel® SFI Starter

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Develop educators’ competencies to facilitate higher-order skills development in their students.

Intel® SFI Professional Development

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Adopt technology-supported, skills-based learning models across the entire education system.

Engage with Intel® Partner Ecosystem

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Intel® SFI Starter Pack

An expanding set of hands-on activities, the Starter Pack provides pre-designed learning experiences to help educators redefine how technology can be used in education to prepare students for the workplace of the future.

The Starter Pack:

  • Offers pre-designed, technology-infused new learning experiences that build students’ higher-order cognitive skills
  • Effectively integrates digital technologies and skill-building into the curriculum and maps to real-world scenarios, showing how to use technology to solve problems
  • Helps build students' interest in curriculum subjects with hands-on activities and projects that can be done anywhere, making it suitable for remote and virtual learning, as well as flipped classroom models

Library of 70 activities

The Starter Pack is a growing library of pre-designed, technology-infused activities that gradually increase in complexity to build students’ mindsets and skillsets as they move to higher grades.

  • Up to 140 hours of content
  • For elementary, middle, and high school
  • Segmented into STEM, language, and humanities subjects
  • Mapped to several global curriculum standards.
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Ecosystem partners Starter Packs

Intel® SFI hosts a growing number of Starter Packs produced by Intel’s ecosystem partners, providing an enriching learning experience for students. These Starter Packs immerse students and educators in a diverse array of innovative skills and knowledge in line with education trends like Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse, Esports, and blended learning.

Click here to find out more about the ecosystem partners

Intel® SFI Professional Development Suite

Intel’s SFI Professional Development Suite (Intel® SFI PD) empowers educators as they assume their role as leaders of learning experiences and facilitators of future-ready skill building.

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The Professional Development Suite consists of 80 hours of e-learning and in-person workshops which train educators to:

  • Have the skills required to adapt technology in their virtual and physical teaching environments
  • Know how to create technology-infused learning experiences that build future-ready skills
  • Be up to date with trends impacting their students’ future and equip them with tools to maximize their students’ learning outcomes in anywhere learning scenarios

Intel’s SFI PD has four levels that transition educators from adapters of technology to mentors of innovation.


Level 1: Adapter of Technology

Support educators who are new to technology in building a strong foundation for basic digital fluency through a mix of F2F and supervised, online modules.


Level 2: Leader of Learning Experiences

Help educators transition from being content experts to becoming effective owners and leaders of learning experiences in anywhere learning scenarios.


Level 3: Catalyst of Creative Confidence

Enable educators to reimagine learning experiences with technology to empower students to become confident innovators.


Level 4: Mentor of Upgraded Mindsets

Introduce educators to the upgraded mindsets that are essential for students to thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution and successfully navigate unknowns of tomorrow.


Achieve student readiness for the 4th Industrial Revolution and beyond.

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Intel® SFI Professional Development is being deployed in leading educational institutions worldwide. Certificates for completing individual courses and levels will be awarded to educators who complete all course requirements.

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  • IntelSFIEducation for all other global educators

“It has been so inspiring to watch all of the examples of educators thinking outside of the box to engage students. I've walked away with a list of different links and programs I have never heard of before that I am excited to use!”

Sonia F.

Teacher, The Ovington School, Brooklyn, New York

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