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</v:background></xml><![endif]--><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Many of you may have noticed that there was an issue with the visual quality of some of the videos in the Training Module that was posted to the TechReadiness website on March 12.&nbsp; There is now a new version of the training at the Training Module link on the Home Page of the TechReadiness website. You also may access it at </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt'><a href="http://www.TechReadiness.org/TrainingModule"><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>www.TechReadiness.org/TrainingModule</span></a></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>When users access the link, they will be directed to a page with two options for module viewing.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>The first option is an online training module with navigation. This version of the training is similar to the training provided on March 12, but with clearer graphics.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>The second option is a set of three mp4 files. These videos are much higher resolution, although the download may take some time depending on the internet connection. These videos do not include navigation; however, they have been divided into sections to allow users to select the videos that are most relevant to them.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>o<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Part 1: Introduction to the Technology Readiness Tool<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>o<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Part 2: Tool Demonstration for All Users<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:1.0in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>o<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Part 3: Tool Demonstration for State and District Admin Users<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Pearson takes full responsibility and apologizes for the visual quality issues with the initial Training Module posted to the TechReadiness website on March 12 and will work to ensure all future documents are of optimum quality. We <a name="_GoBack"></a>are working closely with the Smarter Balanced and PARCC consortia to implement a review process to prevent this situation from occurring in the future. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Please let me know if you have questions.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>Regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Rage Italic";color:#0070C0'>Stan Freeda<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#632423'>Educational Technology and Online Learning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