2018 Christian Educators' Convention

Thursday and Friday, October 4 & 5, 2018 on the campus of Dordt College

The Heartland Christian Educators' Convention will prove to strengthen and inspire attendees in their work and life through a variety of opportunities including networking, discussion, learning and worship. 

Registration is now closed!

Contact the Heartland office at 712-722-6216 or heartland@dordt.edu with questions!


Convention registration is free for Heartland members – includes breakfast and snacks. Noon lunch can be added for $9.00 each. Register
Convention registration is $100 each attendee for non-members – includes breakfast and snacks. Noon lunch can be added for $9.00 each. Register
Non-member schools can receive a discounted rate when administration uses the “Total School Pricing Form” to pay in advance (total cost is $5.50/student enrolled with unlimited amount of attendees from a school) Total School Pricing Form

Total School Pricing Registration

Optional licensure renewal credit/continuing education hours available for an additional registration and fee. Attendees participating in this optional part of the convention will receive a certificate through Dordt College and authorized by the Department of Education.

Program Overview

Program Schedule

Licensure Renewal Registration

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, assemblies, and other events.

She is a regular presenter for Care Net, Summit Ministries, Great Homeschool Conventions, and other organizations. She speaks regularly at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. Kirk Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his movie, Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World. She has authored six books.

Dr. Kathy’s practical, relevant, and results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.

Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.

New in 2018:

Mini Tech Demo Slam!

Join us at 12:45 PM in the Campus Center!

Heartland Christian Schools
on the Campus of Dordt College
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Phone: 712-722-6216 or (toll-free) 866 9 CENTER
Fax: 712-722-6376

Breakout Session Listing coming soon!