Speaker information

Yigal Rosen


Dr. Yigal Rosen is a Senior Vice President of AI & Data Science at BrainPOP. He and his department are leading the design and development of innovative assessments, human-centered AI/ML capabilities for personalized learning, and data science aimed to support the whole child in BrainPOP products and services. In addition to his role at BrainPOP, Yigal is a Project Director of creative thinking assessment for the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022.

Prior to joining BrainPOP, Yigal led research and development groups at ACT, Pearson and Harvard University. Yigal’s research and development work has been supported by industry, ed tech and government agencies such as Lego, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and the Israeli Ministry of Education. Yigal taught learning technology and innovative assessment design at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and gained his school teaching experience in Computer Science, Physics, Robotics and Math in grades 5 through 12. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Learning Sciences and Measurement from the University of Haifa, being the youngest recipient of a doctoral degree in the University. Yigal was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and at Tel Aviv University.



Speaker presentations


Date: 11.11


14:00 – 15:30
Nur-Sultan time

Keynote speech

Developing students’ creativity: A holistic approach by teachers and parents

Creative thinking stands out among other critical skills for the future due to its increasing importance in the workforce and personal and civic life, and the challenges associated with cultivating creative thinking in schools. The importance of creative thinking skills specifically is highlighted by the selection of creative thinking as the innovative domain for the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This presentation will provide an overview of the research-based competency model for creative thinking; considerations for learning design; and specific task models that can support the necessary cognitive and social-emotional processing for creative thinking development in schools facilitated by teachers and parents.