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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 policy and practice related to […]

LINCS: Lessons from an ESOL Literature Circle: Flash fiction, four skills and fun


Literature Circles can be a powerful instructional approach to teach language to intermediate and advanced English Learners. This event provides an introduction to Literature Circles featuring testimonials of high-intermediate and advanced English learners and practical suggestions for how to start a Literature Circle, how to find appropriate texts, and how to support student roles. Margaret […]

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. The Teaching Writing series is targeted at ABE/ASE English language arts instructors, but anyone who teaches writing is welcome to participate.

Switchboard: Assisting Newcomers with the U.S. Health Care System


This training will review U.S. health care coverage options and health-related benefits, including the initial domestic medical screening available to newcomers. This foundational systems knowledge will help providers support newcomers in accessing health care services that align with their strengths and needs. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel composed […]

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 a framework for cultural competence that can impact the adult education classroom, discuss strategies for developing and self-assessing cultural competence, and present strategies for incorporating cultural competence into adult education […]

Career Pathways Summit: Research, Practice, and Partners

VCU Student Commons 907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States

Join us on Tuesday, November 1 from 9a to 12p at the VCU Student Commons for a research keynote presentation and respondent panel discussion on new research on workforce development and adult career pathways. Where are they now? Are adult learners advancing in their careers? Is their earning power growing? What do the 10-year trends tell us about […]

Event Series VALRC Beginning Literacy Webinar Series

VALRC Beginning Literacy Webinar Series: Contextualized Phonics Instruction


This webinar will present strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction in the ESOL beginning literacy or multilevel classroom as well as during one-on-one tutoring sessions. We will discuss strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction and walk through the steps of implementing this strategy in different ESOL instructional settings. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of […]



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 who are currently implementing or planning to implement IET programming, including IELCE and PluggedInVA. This session is going to focus on debriefing the Career Pathways Summit: Research, Partners, and Career […]

Teaching Writing: Argument


This webinar explores how teachers can support learners in developing and writing arguments, including the GED® Reasoning through Language Arts essay. The Teaching Writing series is targeted at ABE/ASE English language arts instructors, but anyone who teaches writing is welcome to participate.

VALRC: Spanish HSE Open Discussion


This discussion series is a space for discussion and sharing of best practices for supporting Spanish-language HSE preparation. Register Here