Gibson Diagnostic Labs Provides Strategies on How to Protect Education Staff and Students From …

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IRVING, TX, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire   —  As a leading clinical diagnostic laboratory, Gibson Diagnostic Labs’ top priority remains the health and wellbeing of members of its community. As schools begin to reopen, it is vital to take proper precautions on maintaining the health and safety of the staff and students.

Although no strategy plan can provide assurance of the removal of all risk,  the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has released guidance and recommendations that, when used alongside federal, state and local health and safety regulations, will help minimize the risk of a significant increase in the COVID-19 spread. These guidelines include conducting healthy school operations, maintaining a healthy work environment for students, and taking into account special considerations for certain occupations within

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New Packages from Vernier and SAM Labs Help Middle School Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Their Instruction

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

“The new Vernier Coding with SAM Labs packages provide a cost-effective solution for teachers looking to introduce data collection and entry-level coding using SAM Labs with Vernier sensors,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The packages are versatile in that teachers can use them for in-person instruction or in a hybrid learning model. For the latter, students collect data that interacts with their output blocks in class or borrow the package for use at home.” 

Each package is designed to help students explore a

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Vernier and SAM Labs Help Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Instruction

Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

“The new Vernier Coding with SAM Labs packages provide a cost-effective solution for teachers looking to introduce data collection and entry-level coding using SAM Labs with Vernier sensors,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The packages are versatile in that teachers can use them for in-person instruction or in a hybrid learning model. For the latter, students collect data that interacts with their output blocks in class or borrow the package for use at home.”

Each package is designed to help students explore a specific scientific topic, such as temperature, magnetism, sound, force,

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Offensive Security Opens the Door to Security and Penetration Testing Skills Development with New Proving Grounds Training Labs Products

Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT professionals to learn hacking techniques, sharpen their security and pentesting skills, and get a sense of the experience of being enrolled in OffSec’s sought-after certification programs.” data-reactid=”20″Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT

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Riiid Labs, Leader in AI Education Solutions, Names Jim Larimore to Executive Team

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Riiid Labs, a leader in AI education solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim Larimore as Chief Officer for Equity in Learning. In this newly-created leadership role, Larimore will drive Riiid’s strategic initiatives in building global partnerships to close gaps in equity, opportunity and student success by creating and delivering new AI education solutions to help students achieve their full potential.

Larimore will also lead the creation of a diverse and global network of universities, non-profit organizations and companies to attract top AI talent to participate in the EdNet Challenge, and encourage more women and people of color from all nations to enter the AI field. Riiid recently made its EdNet dataset, containing over 100 million interactions data, publicly available for research purposes.

“Jim has distinguished himself as an education pioneer and catalytic innovator for more than 20 years at some

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