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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.

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What's New

April Tech Tuesday
The Adobe Acrobat Reader app provides a free way to open, share, print, and sign documents. One Feature of Acrobat Reader is Liquid Mode, which enhances the readability of PDF documents on mobile devices.

April Issue of PROGRESS

This special (3-in-1) bonus issue is focused on specific aspects of literacy which are particularly germane to our present educational climate—civics education, financial literacy, & health literacy. With resources & information to help educators innovate & adult learners excel, discover how Teaching the Skills that Matter (TSTM) & other locally-developed contextualized curricula can support program efforts across Virginia. Hear from educational leaders in each of the three areas as they guide us through what we need to consider & how we should go about designing programs to provide actionable instruction that meets real learner needs.

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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