Plenary Session Presentations

This year’s 60 by 25 Conference featured many dynamic speakers from Illinois and across the country. Our engaging keynote speakers, Vela Institute, provided an interactive session on how local communities can use data to inform their goals and improve their work. Below you will find the presentations and materials from the sessions facilitated by the Vela Insitute as well as presentations about hot education topics in Illinois.


Local Community Efforts to Address Teacher Shortage

Policy Updates that Impact our Communities

Social & Emotional Learning: A Key Ingredient for Postsecondary Success

The Illinois 60 by 25 Equity Dashboard

– Review our dashboard that is coming soon!

Vela Institute: Data Activity Guide

Vela Institute: How to Make Data Actionable

Vela Institute: The Steps to Create a Data Analytic Model