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.

Latest News

January 2023 / Career Pathways, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, VALRC, Voices from the Field

New Voices from the Field podcast! Connecting with Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Agencies

VALRC is back with a new podcast, “Connecting with Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Agencies” which is now available on our website. In this… Read More

December 2022 / HSE, Instruction, Outreach & Engagement, Program Management, Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field: Derrick Mitchell

Meet Derrick Mitchell! With his high school diploma in hand and the support of his Staunton Augusta Adult Learning Center (ALC) educators, he is… Read More

November 2022 / ELA, ESOL, GED®, HSE, Instruction, Literacy, SPOTLIGHT, VALRC

SPOTLIGHT – Call for Submissions

Step Into the SPOTLIGHT!  What is SPOTLIGHT? SPOTLIGHT is an exciting, statewide annual online publication that seeks… Read More

November 2022 / Accessibility, Diversity, Equity-Minded Practice, Instruction, Program Management, VALRC

Announcing VALRC’s Inclusive Virginia Website Launch!

VALRC is excited to share its newest resource for supporting adult education in Virginia! Our Inclusive Virginia website provides adult education program… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Fri, January 27, 2023 | 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

LESLLA Coffee Break: The Quest to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching: Unpacking Invisible Barriers to Learning

This coffee break will explore contrasting assumptions and expectations in learning paradigms between educators and learners to identify (largely) invisible barriers to learning. Such an… Read More

Mon, January 30, 2023 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

VALRC: Using Interactive Data Maps

Come learn how to use the PIAAC and Barbara Bush Foundation interactive data maps to help identify the scope of need in your area. You… Read More

Tue, January 31, 2023 | 3:30 PM–5:00 PM

VALRC: IET/IELCE Instructors Professional Learning Community

This PLC is an opportunity for integrated training and education (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics (IELCE) instructors to network and collaborate in order… Read More

Thu, February 2, 2023–March 15, 2023

Disabilities and the Adult Learner Online Course

This 6-week course will help you discover the keys to strengthening your work with adults who have disabilities. Registration… Read More

Thu, February 2, 2023–March 29, 2023

ESOL Basics Online Course

This course is designed for adult educators who are new to teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Registration… Read More

Thu, February 2, 2023–March 15, 2023

PLC on Improving Reading Instruction in Meaning Skills

How can you help your learners build vocabulary, without rote memorization, and improve reading comprehension through contextualized lessons? No matter what level learner you work… Read More