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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.

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

 

Connect

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

 

Grow

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.

Latest News

September 2022 / Equity-Minded Practice, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, VALRC, Voices from the Field

New Voices from the Field Podcast! Serving Refugees and Immigrant Integration

VALRC is back with a new podcast, “Serving Refugees and Immigrant Integration” which is now available on our website. In this podcast… Read More

September 2022 / Civics, Digital Literacy, ESOL, Information Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, Virtual Learning

New Course! USA Learns Access America

USA Learns has a new course! Access America is a course for students with an intermediate level of English who want to improve their language… Read More

August 2022 / Digital Literacy, Instruction, Literacy, Program Management, Virtual Learning

New Spanish Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment and Materials

Northstar Digital Literacy is pleased to announce the release of the Spanish language version of their Basic Computers assessment, and the corresponding Northstar Online Learning module. To… Read More

May 2022 / ELA, ESOL, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC, Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field: Instructor & Program Reflections on Integrating SPOTLIGHT Publication & Writing into the Adult Education Classroom

VALRC is back with a new podcast, “Instructor and Program Reflections on Integrating SPOTLIGHT Publication and Writing into the Adult Education Classroom” which… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Tue, October 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Webinar

VALRC: Cultural Competence in Adult Education Webinar

This webinar will be an introduction to and overview of cultural competence in the adult education classroom. The goals of the webinar are to provide… Read More

Wed, October 5, 2022 | 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Webinar

VALRC: Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans, IELCE & Immigrant Integration in Virginia Webinar

This webinar disseminates information on OCTAE’s Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans (EARN). This Project recognizes synergy between Integrated English Literacy and… Read More

Tue, October 11, 2022 | 12:30 PM–2:00 PM
PLC

VALRC: IET & IELCE PLC Fall 2022 Session 2

The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center is facilitating a Professional Learning Community (PLC) on Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) for practitioners… Read More

Tue, October 11, 2022 | 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Webinar

ILA: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Scaffold Writing Instruction

Third in a series sponsored by the International Literacy Association and Wizards of the West Coast, this webinar explores how role-playing gaming can build students’… Read More

Tue, October 18, 2022 | 2:00 PM–2:00 PM
Webinar

VALRC: Data Office Hours

Data Office Hours is an hour long, ongoing monthly meeting for anyone involved in adult ed data collection and reporting. This session provides support for… Read More

Tue, October 18, 2022 | 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
Webinar

VALRC: Teaching Writing: Strategies for Organizing & More

This webinar explores how teachers can leverage strategy-based instruction to support learners in organizing their writing and developing their skills as writers.  … Read More