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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." ― Benjamin Franklin

In an effort to better meet your professional development needs, VALRC has developed an OnDemand service for our online courses. VALRC’s facilitated online courses offer in-depth explorations of evidence-based best practices in a variety of essential adult education topics such as working with adults with disabilities; teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; and teaching reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

Our course offerings, with linked course descriptions, are listed below. In the past, VALRC has selected which online courses from our catalogue to offer during our fall, winter, and spring terms. Now, with OnDemand, any of our courses is available for any of the three terms by your request.

To request a cohort of any VALRC OnDemand facilitated online course, you will need to have five or more educators participate. However, if you do not have the minimum number of participants to form a cohort, VALRC will work to combine your group with another interested group. Please notify VALRC at least three weeks prior to the start of the course term to request a cohort.

NOTICE: Recent federal policy changes require that our websites, including our online courses, be made 508 compliant. This means that all content needs to be accessible to all users. In order to adhere to this policy change we are only able to offer two courses in the Winter 2018 term. Those two courses are ESOL Basics and Disabilities for the Adult Learner. If you would like to take one of our other courses in the Spring (April 2 - May 27), please use the link below and request the course by Jan. 22, 2018. Thank you for your corporation and understanding while we work to make our content accessible to all under new federal requirements.

Click here to request a course and cohort. (Note: Once a section has been established for your cohort, VALRC will send you a link to the Virginia Learning Center that participants can use to register.)

Winter Term 2018

6 week courses run: 01/22 - 03/04
8 week courses run: 01/22 – 03/18
Request Deadline: Closed

Spring Term 2018

6 week courses run: 04/02 – 05/13
8 week courses run: 04/2 – 05/27
Request Deadline: Jan. 22 , 2018

Click on the links below to read the course description.

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