The Digital Commons had a fantastic year of PowerTALKS, our version of TEDtalks. We were able to solicit experts to donate their time and energy to come speak to our students. They spoke on a range of topics from empowering women to financial success to the power of video online and much more. We offered two different speaking sessions this year based on our lunch schedule. STEM classes and students at lunch were welcomed into the DC for a 20 minute talk followed by a Q+A session.  We are so grateful that the following experts donated their time and energy to our Trail Ridge Students.

November: Paula Burns - Former Navy Pilot and Ball Aerospace Executive
December: Chris Woodley - Co-Owner and Creative Director at Ramblin Jackson
January: Jack Jostes - Founder and Internet Marketing Director at Ramblin Jackson
February: Jamie Steele - Race To The Top and Trail Ridge MS counselor
March: Holly Novak - Founder at Fundamental Finance Academy
April: Cheri Ruskus - Founder at Victory Circles
April: Sarah Bird - CEO at Moz

As you can see we had a variety of presenters with a variety of skill sets. We are currently seeking PowerTALK presenters for our 2015-16 school year. If you are interested in joining the ranks of the experts above please contact Kara Jostes, jostes_kara@svvsd.org.