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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 adult education practitioners 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.

Access the Virginia Learning Center (Formerly Knowledge Center).

What's New

February 2018 Issue of Progress Newsletter

Progess is back! This issue focuses on Motivation and Persistence.

Website Spotlight

Implementing Standards-based Instruction in Virginia: A Technical Assistance Roadmap

This document presents Virginia's definition of "full implementation of standards-based instruction" along with information and resources to support implementation efforts in the areas of program design, instruction, and professional development. With a question-and-answer format and list of important links, the roadmap is a useful reference for all Virginia adult educators.


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, Stories from the Field, 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.