As a teacher, Erika Murray knew how hard it was working in a classroom. As a student, she’s doing something about it.

“Teachers need help,” Murray said. “Teaching is extremely rewarding, but it is also exhausting.”

Murray, who taught for seven years in kindergarten, and first- and fifth-grade classrooms, is now a student in the School of Education’s Master of Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program. She’s part of a four-student team of Khayrallah Fellows that is working to help educators incorporate technology instruction standards into their teaching.

The help is needed after the state of North Carolina in 2019 adopted teaching standards that require educators at every K-12 grade level to incorporate learning objectives about technology, digital literacy, communication, critical-thinking skills and other learning needs that will help students be successful in college and in careers in a…

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