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Welcome to the Virginia
Adult Learning Resource Center.

We provide adult education and literacy resources, publications, and training for adult education practitioners in Virginia.

Our Mission: To equip the field of adult education and literacy with essential skills and resources by delivering innovative and effective training, publications, curriculum design, and program development.

Our Vision: That the field of adult education and literacy will have the best available tools and training to help adult learners build a better future.


This section of the website contains all of the Professional Development opportunities currently scheduled, inlcuding trainings, webinars, and conferences.

Registration is now open for ELPS and Adult Educators and Professional Learning Community (PLC) on Improving Reading Instruction in Print Skills. Visit the course page for more details and the registration link.

What's New

January Tech Tuesday
Mote is a free Google extension that allows users to provide voice feedback in documents, assignments, and emails.

October 2021 Issue of PROGRESS
In starting off our program year, this issue of PROGRESS connects research to practice and highlights the tremendous work of our community-based literacy organizations (CBLOs). With agility, creativity, and true grit; learn how these programs mobilize their communities to serve our most vulnerable learners and meet real needs. See how partnerships in and among organizations, community partners, researchers, and participants hold the key to moving us forward in Virginia and beyond.

Remote Learning

(New Section)

The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center has curated a remote learning resource bank for adult education programs. These resources can be used by program managers, program specialists, and instructors. Each section of the resource bank includes links to the tools’ websites as well as additional resources for implementation, instructional use, and student use.


Stay up to date with important events and advances in the field of adult education. In this section you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Stories from the Field, Update on Adult Education podcast, and Youtube pages. You can also sign up here for our Adult Educators listserv.

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