November 6, 2012 - Election Day (No School)

November 22nd and 23rd - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 10th - 14th - Student Showcases at School Sites

December 24th - January 1st - Winter Break

Institute of Learning Technology Graduate Student Project Leaders


Carol Lu is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from high school in Palo Alto, California where she enjoyed studying math. After high school Carol went to Santa Clara University where she majored in business before begining her graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.

Carol's favorite things about after-school are meeting new people and having fun while teaching and learning. In her spare time Carol enjoys traveling, watching movies, reading and swimming. You can email Carol at


Michael Swart is originally from Nashville, TN. He was raised in the hot humidity of Florida and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his twin brother Jeffrey. He went to Pine View High School in Osprey, FL where his favorite subject was Math. After graduating high school Michael went on to the University of Virginia where he graduated with distinction in two degrees, one in Cognitive Science (specializing in Neuroscience) and one in Psychology (specializing in Cognitive Psychology). He also minored in Studio Art.

Michael’s favorite thing about after-school is creating an environment where learning is fun and free of the pressures of normal class time. In his spare time Michael enjoys biking, exploring the city, playing in the park and playing music. You can email Michael at


Shih-Chieh Douglas Huang was born in Chicago, grew up in Taiwan, and currently lives in New York City where he attends Teachers College, Columbia University. Douglas went to high school at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. While in high school Douglas's favorite subject was Physics. He went to college at Purdue University in Indiana where he earned an undergraduate and a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering.

Douglas's favorite thing about after-school are the opportunities for students to learn about useful topics that they may or may not learn from a regular curriculum. In his spare time Douglas enjoys watching movies, reading, traveling and cooking. You can email Douglas at