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The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center equips the field of adult education with essential skills and resources through an equity mindset.


We collect and disseminate resources for targeted and just-in-time learning in order to help build knowledge and improve practice.



We connect people to programs and networks that build and strengthen adult education’s role as a workforce partner.



We grow professional skills and capacity to improve programs and impact the lives of adult learners—webinars and virtual events, facilitated online courses, self-paced online courses, face-to-face training, and more.

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June 2023 / Career Pathways, GED®, HSE, IET, Instruction, Math, PROGRESS, VALRC

CALM: The Way Math Should Be

by Heidi Schuler-Jones Adult education can be overwhelming for new teachers, especially math. Many adult education teachers learn quickly that we don’t choose our environment. Read More

June 2023 / Career Pathways, GED®, HSE, IET, Instruction, Math, PROGRESS, VALRC

Math Phobia: You Don’t Have to Be an Expert

by Pamela Stolz Math, a simple four-letter word that can elicit a large range of emotions, from excitement to complete panic attacks, and everything… Read More

June 2023 / Instruction, Math, PROGRESS, VALRC

The Mysterious World of Math

by Kathaleen Shelor Mathematics, in a sense, is logic let loose in the field of the imagination. I’m Trying to Love… Read More

June 2023 / GED®, HSE, Instruction, Math, Program Management, PROGRESS, VALRC

Math Teachers vs. Teachers of Math

by Melissa D. Williams Being able to do math is very different from being able to teach math: to understand the… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Tue, September 26, 2023 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

VALRC: Disabilities and the Adult Learner Webinar Series, Session 1: Introduction to working with adult learners who have disabilities

It is important to keep in mind that learning disabilities are life-long. Children with disabilities grow-up to be adults with disabilities. Although, many… Read More

Thu, September 28, 2023 | 3:30 PM–5:00 PM

VALRC: Multilevel ESOL Classes Webinar Series, Session 1

Do you want to tackle the challenges of teaching multilevel ESOL classes? Are you looking to address the varied learning needs of individual students within… Read More

Fri, September 29, 2023–October 1, 2023


The 2023 VATESOL Conference, Stronger Together: Building Partnerships for Language, Content, and Community, will be held in Richmond, Va on September 29 and 30. Read More

Mon, October 2, 2023 | 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Online Open Discussion

Career Pathways Open Conversation

Join us for important networking, updates, and sharing for career pathways planning and programming. This three-part open conversation series focuses on connecting career pathways practitioners with resources, colleagues, and policy updates to support the growth of their programming to connect learners to training, higher education, and careers. Come and learn what your colleagues are doing across the state and share your best and promising practices with us! Sessions are scheduled on Mondays from 12p to 1:30p on Oct 3, Oct 30, and Nov 27. Read More

Tue, October 3, 2023 | 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Thu, October 5, 2023 | 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

VALRC: Lessons from the Field with Steven Reid: ESOL Basics with Preliterate Adult Learners

English language learners who come to the U.S. with no literacy in their first language have unique… Read More