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"Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch." ― Ivern Ball

Welcome to the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. We provide adult education and literacy resources, publications, and training for teachers of adults in Virginia.

Our Mission: To equip the field of adult education and literacy with essential skills and resources by delivering innovative and effective training, publications, curriculum design, and program development.

Our Vision: That the field of adult education and literacy will have the best available tools and training to help adult learners build a better future.

Professional Development Calendar

This section of the website contains all of the Professional Development opportunities currently scheduled, inlcuding trainings and webinars.

What's New?

Civics It Up! An instructional tool for teachers of Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE). The purpose of the site is to help teachers plan and implement instructional units and lessons that integrate language learning with rights and responsibilities of citizenship, civic participation, and workforce training.

Website Spotlight

Standards Based Instruction: Links to Virginia's adult education standards: the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and Virginia's Adult Education Content Standards for English for Speakers of Other Languages Instruction.

Communities

Stay up to date with important events and advances in the field of adult education. In this section you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube pages. You can also sign up here for our Adult Educators listserv.

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The VALRC, located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU School of Education), is funded primarily through the VA Department of Education.