Using Video to Enhance Coaching Practices in St. Vrain Valley Schools


David Baker is an instructional learning coach for the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado.

We connected with David to discuss how the use of video with teachers has expanded at St. Vrain and how video coaching has impacted his own work as an instructional coach.

David and his colleagues began using Edthena three years ago with a pilot group of novice teachers in their Induction Program.

“That first year we were really just experimenting and learning what the tool can do,” David said. “We were like, ‘Well, how will this tool really work?’”

Now David and his team use video reflection with teachers across a spectrum of specialty areas and experience levels.

Keeping Your Teaching Videos Constantly Safe is an Intricate Process

Edthena stores and protects a lot of sensitive data from schools like lesson plans,  teaching videos, and portfolios of practice. Because of this, protecting our users’ data is something we take very seriously. What we’re protecting against Edthena receives thousands of requests from clients over the internet every day. By “client,” we mean a program…