Forest City, IOWA – Learn about the changing role of teachers as discussed by Scott Slechta, 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year, on Nov. 9 in the ballroom of Salveson Hall at Waldorf University.

Slechta, a 35-year veteran language arts teacher in Fairfield, Iowa, will share his thoughts about how teaching has expanded beyond just a 50-minute lecture on content or small-group carpet reading time in the classroom.

He will also discuss the importance of student engagement and how technology is changing the calling to be a teacher. 

Area teachers and administrators, as well as the general public, are invited to attend this free event that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Slechta, a graduate of Simpson College, completed his master’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa and achieved national board certification in 2008.

In addition to his teaching duties at Fairfield High School, Slechta serves as an adjunct professor at Indian Hills Community College, as well as a Teacher Leader Compensation mentor specialist and Teacher Induction Program facilitator.

Beyond the classroom, Slechta is the Fairfield High School drama director and a member of the Iowa Thespian Hall of Fame.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP Sally Story at sally.story@waldorf.edu or call 1-800-292-1903.

Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf University is a liberal arts institution that delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction while providing students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in organizational leadership, criminal justice, fire science, theater, education, biology and more.  Visit www.Waldorf.edu to learn more.