Full Name
Michael Parrales
Job Title
Inspire EduTech
Speaker Bio
I'm a technology professional with vast experience in education; I have a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool, England and a PostGraduate in Education from Universidad Americana in Nicaragua. I am also a college professor and an international presenter and speaker. I have given different workshops, seminars and conferences for several schools and audiences in several countries. I started a software development company back in 1998 and had the opportunity to develop software for diverse types of industries such as construction, distribution, marketing, support services, medical sector, sales stores among others. In 2005 I received an opportunity to work in one of the primary schools in Costa Rica as Technology Director, and there is where all began for me regarding educational technology. In 2011 I received an offer to work as Technology and Innovation director at the American Nicaraguan School where I worked for four years. In 2015 I founded Inspire EduTech, a company that born with the goal of helping schools integrate technology effectively in education, we are serving many K-12 schools in Central America and Mexico since then with great success. We are currently Google for Education partners. My job characterizes by developing and maintaining robust technology platforms that promote 21st Century Education, actively support technology integration in the classrooms and establish cost-effective technology plans that incorporate state of the art technology in education. I firmly believe that technology must be a resource that facilitates, leads and foster 21st-century learning. Also, that technology must create opportunities for students to think critically, work collaboratively, and make appropriate choices in academic environments that improve their ability to learn in creative ways.
Michael Parrales