Tracy Hanson, Founder and CEO of Next Generation Global Education is the designer of the Matrix of a Learner and the Global Matrix Readers Theatre. Tracy has been in the field of education since 1979 and holds a bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education, a master’s in Curriculum Development and Reading, and a master’s in educational administration. Tracy has been a director, consultant, and administrator, and a teacher of elementary students, medically fragile multi-handicapped children, gifted learners, adults recovering from a break-down, and birth to 3-year-olds requiring early intervention. Her visionary contribution to education is the “Matrix of a Learner”, a creative learning philosophy designed to promote a more responsible and collaborative society opening the doors for a more peaceful world. She has promoted her teaching philosophy in Dominican Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal, where she has worked with educational leaders, presented workshops and conferences, consulted with hundreds of schools, and worked with thousands of young children.
Shaison P. Ouseph is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker, editor and cameraman with credits ranging from director of photography to art director on many documentaries and independent feature projects.
His public service campaigns promoting literacy, empowerment of women and against child exploitations have won him many national and international accolades including United Nations, International Labour Organizations and US Embassy awards.
His works as a director for various commercial and non-commercial audio-visuals have been well recognized and appreciated.
Recently, April 2017, is documentary filming of the celebrations of life in western Puerto Rico, Playa Azul I Love You, won an award in the International Independent Film Festival.
Dr. Lindley Hanson is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geological Sciences at Salem State University in Salem, MA, where she continues to teach part time. She received her PhD in Geology at Boston University. Dr. Hanson taught geology for 40 years before retiring from full-time teaching in 2018. While at Salem State she co-founded the North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi, was graduate coordinator for the Masters in Middle School Science, created and chaired the SSU sustainability committee, and worked with a local organization to educate community members and politicians on the causes of local flooding and potential mitigation.
Dr. Hanson began integrating online resources into her courses as soon as they became available in the 1980s. She was one of the first professors to offer courses online, building her own course websites, before the University adopted a learning management system (LMS. She is well aware of the challenges of keeping students engaged online and recognizes the value of NGGE’s mission and outreach. Even as a “retired” professor she continues to mentor student research and teach online courses. Local issues require global solutions and Dr. Hanson believe that will lie in presenting and discussing these issues on a global educational platform where all can participate.
Georgia Maneta is a state Primary School teacher of English. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MA in Literature in English from Dalarna University, Sweden. She, also, works as an oral assessor of English for the State Certificate in Greece and other Examination Boards. She is a volunteer in YFU (Youth For Understanding) and a member of the Executive Board of the MRT (Matrix Reader’s Theater). She is a newly appointed ambassador of eTwinning (a European platform where schools from all over Europe co-operate on various projects) She is interested in theatre, cinema, reading and educational technology and likes meeting people from all over the world. Georgia resides in Volos, Greece.