St. Vrain will use AI to help support teacher development

St. Vrain Valley School District will be one of the first districts in the nation to use artificial intelligence-driving coaching to support the professional development of its teachers this school year.

This past spring, the district piloted AI Coach by Edthena, which utilizes a virtual, computerizied coach named Edie to supplement the schools’ and districts’ existing observation and feedback models. Edie asks teachers about their professional goals, and teachers analyze and reflect on videos of their classroom instruction by adding time-stamped comments.