Innovation Learning Lab and Instructional Technology Specialists

Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS)

  • Beth Knittle and Alexis Schmid are eager to work with you and your students. We can support you in class or consult one with you one on one about ways to integrate and embed technology into your learning environment. We are also excited to work with grade level teams, departments, PLCs or pull together a group of colleagues to learn together.

    Click on one of the links below to schedule an appointment.  When filling out an appointment request be sure to let us know the topic to be discussed, as well as, preferred meeting location (google meet, in person, school and room, or meet at the Innovation Learning Lab (BHS rm 1319).

    Looking forward to learning with you.
    Schedule an appointment with Beth Knittle
    Schedule an appointment with Alexis Schmid

    To learn more, check out What Your ITS Can Do For You...

Innovation Learning Lab

  • The Innovation Learning Lab is designed to support district staff in their personal and professional growth as educators. Our focus is to enable educators to harness the power of technology and the wealth of information accessible online to provide personalized and engaging learning opportunities to all students.

    The Innovation Learning Lab is a multi-use room. The lab serves as an office, professional library, meeting, and learning space. Drop by to visit the library, or schedule a time to work with a team member.

  • Tools Available


    • Macs
    • PCs
    • iPad Pros
    • Chromebooks
    • Virtual Reality


    • Dash
    • Sphero
    • Drone

    Huddle Station


  • Professional Library

    The lab hosts a lending library comprised of department books and our personal collections. Books cover a range of topics regarding technology, English language learners, special education, differentiating instruction, Maker education, etc. Come browse and read in our reading nook, find something you want to delve into deeper, check out a book.


    stack of books

  • Suggested Uses

    • Bring some colleagues along to use the huddle station for collaborative work
    • Learn about the different devices and apps available
    • Brush up on the new Digital Literacy and Computer Science frameworks required for all students K-12
    • "Play" with a robot and stretch your computational thinking skills
    • Learn for the sake of learning, because learning is FUN!

District Technology Integration Specialists Information

  • Beth Knittle, K12 Technology Integration Specialist

    • Google Apps
    • Google Classroom
    • Content Creation
    • Maker Ed
    • Online learning
    • Assistive Technology

    Alexis Schmid, K12 Technology Integration Specialist  

    • Google Apps
    • Google Classroom
    • Securly Classroom
    • Nearpod
    • Apple Classroom
    • iPad integration

  • The Innovation Learning Lab is located at Barnstable High School in room 1319 near the Library.