A conference is great opportunity for networking and sharing – particularly resources.

Here’s some ideas to get you started – and we hope you’ll share your ideas with other conference participants.

VALBEC Conference 2018 collated resources

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In a conference session lead by Laura Chapman, Volunteer Program Manager and coordinator of the Adult Literacy Program at Carringbush Adult Education participants collated their favourite resources

Collated participant suggestions for digital learning resources and activities

‘Resilience: stories of adult learning’

Resilience: stories of adult learningThis anthology of adult learner stories is testimony to the resilience of human lives, the critical role of lifelong learning, and how adult literacies weave through our journeys, visibly and invisibly. A project of RaPAL, ACAL and Festival of Learning.

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‘Building Strength with Numeracy’ – from VALBEC

Building Strength with Numeracy

Practical, tested resources for teachers to use in a range of settings and made accessible online. Each section of each topic is a PDF allowing immediate downloading, printing and use by teachers and students.

The first six topics are provided as a free download for all numeracy practitioners. The topics ‘Decimals and ‘Measurement’ are free to VALBEC members and available for a small charge for non-members.

Free numeracy resources

‘A Fuller Sense of Self’

A Fuller Sense of SelfA collection of stories told by adult literacy students, describing their life and learning.

Written by Tricia Bowen

‘A Fuller Sense of Self – Five Years On’

Five years on we revisit these students and their stories, to find out where they are now and to discover if and how learning continues to influence their life journey. We tracked down three of our original storytellers – Linda, David and Sue. This time our storytellers kindly and courageously shared their thoughts on camera.

See their stories

‘We learn all the time, any time’ – lesson ideas

Using the Fuller Sense of Self and video, ‘We learn all the time, any time’ materials provide LLN teachers and students with ideas for exploring how they can start to build strength, ability and confidence.

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Resources Research

Resources researchWith support from the Reading Writing Hotline and State Library of Victoria, Adult Literacy Connect is currently conducting research towards establishing an online portal of quality curated teaching and learning resources for adult literacy practitioners (teachers, tutors, librarians, volunteers) who are supporting beginning level adult readers and writers.
We want to hear from all adult literacy supporter workers about what resources you use, and how you search for them.

Please fill out our survey here. It will only take 5 minutes and you can go in a draw to win an iPad Air or $50 Readings voucher.

Survey closes October 30th.

For more information about the project, or about Adult Literacy Connect, contact Sarah Ernst on 03 9205 5043 or at

Adult Literacy Connect is a group of LLN educators and Librarians working together on projects to improve adult literacy in Victoria. VALBEC is a member and currently the lead of the Adult Literacy Connect.

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