On the Blog…February 2021

Monte Syrie is Making Headlines

Monte Syrie and Project 180 have been making headlines since signing with Code Breaker.

Nina Culver, in her article for The Spokesman-Review, wrote “…his tweets caught the attention of Code Breaker Inc., a Canadian company that focuses on elevating the voices of teachers…they reached out and said they were interested in publishing a book based on his blog.” Read the full article here.

Code Breaker Ambassador Recognized as an EdTech Influencer to Follow in 2021

Alfonso Mendoza Jr., better known as My EdTech Life, has been included in Clever Books Official’s list of top 50 Global EdTech Influencers on Artificial Intelligence to follow in 2021! Congratulations!

Our Leadership Lounge Opened Its Virtual Doors This Month

Hosted by Matthew X. Joseph, the Code Breaker Leadership Lounge kicked off last month.

We welcomed leaders from around the globe to collaborate, expand connections and grow their PLN. Our Leadership Lounge is a digital space for leaders to laugh, share, learn, vent, and connect with other leaders around all things education. Join us every Friday at 10amEST. Sign up at lead.codebreakeredu.com to get a weekly link sent right to your inbox!

Define YOUniversity Hits Bookshelves

Lindsay Titus brings us her Define YOUnivserity 30-Day Journal created with educators in mind to ignite the passion for our lives.

She brings us this journal to provide a sense of daily inspiration, intentional reflection, and a place to capture our hearts, our minds, and our souls.  From Lindsay herself, “When YOU use this journal, open your heart, open your mind, to what YOU desire most. To what INSPIRES you. To what IGNITES you! I hope YOU enjoy this journal, but more than that, I hope YOU know how LOVED you are each and every day!” Visit our website to pick up your copy today!

Brian Aspinall Dusts Off His YouTube Channel

From real estate to furry friends, renovations and mental health, Brian brings us a daily dose of A Day in the Life on the shores of Lake Erie. Be sure to visit his channel and subscribe!

We’re Taking the Virtual Stage

This month you can find many of our leaders hosting educators across the continent as they hit the virtual conference stages this month!

The Lenihan Intermediate School in Marshalltown, Iowa welcomes Brian Aspinall on February 15th. He is the Central Alberta Teachers’ Convention keynote on February 18th and the Pine Ridge Math Association will host Brian on February 25th.

Daphne McMenemy delivers her first keynote, Hacking Through Modern Learning, on February 19th at BYTE2021, Manitoba’s largest edTech conference.

OCSB in Ontario, Canada welcomes Brian Aspinall and Daphne McMenemy on February 24th for their third session in a 4-part series on the integration of coding into the elementary curriculum.

Charles Williams will be speaking about Leading through Crisis at TCEA Convention & Exposition’s virtual event on February 1st.

Chris Woods will hit the virtual stage on February 2nd-4th at the Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention, on February 17th at the West Virginia STEM Speaker Series, and on February 26th-27th at Innovation in STEM & Digital Classroom.

Matthew X. Joseph will be speaking on digital leadership and student voice at TCEA on February 6th and IDEAcon on February 22nd and 23rd. On February 26th, you’ll find him at the Leading Beyond Covid Tech & Learning Summit event series.

We wish our leadership team the best of luck this month! Visit the links in the post to register for any of these events.

Are interested in learning more about our leadership team? Are you looking for speakers for your professional learning event? Visit our website for everything you need to know.

On the Blog…January 2021

Happy New Year!

As they say, today is the first blank page in your 365-page book…how will your book unfold?

2020 was an incredible year for Code Breaker Inc. We met so many amazing people and made life-long connections with strangers we now call family. We closed off 2020 with our 20th publication. We cannot wait for what this year has in store!

December Releases

We added two new titles to our book shelf this past month. We added Gracie: The Maker our Code Breaker Kid Collection and Unlocking Unlimited Potential to our Leadership Series.

Third in the Gracie series, by Daphne McMenemy’s Gracie: The Maker introduces us to Edie, Gracie’s newest friend. Together, Edie and Gracie create a machine to feed their class pet, Turbo the tortoise. The girls must work together to plan and design, test and retest their invention. It will take teamwork and perseverance. Will Gracie and Edie figure out a way to help Turbo? Looking to add this title to your library? Pick up your copy here.

Inside all educators is an infinite power that, once harnessed, can be contagious among all those we serve. Divided into three parts, Building the Foundation, Challenges as Opportunities for Growth, and Believing in You, this book reminds readers of their Why. Unlocking Unlimited Potential is at the core of what every educator is trying to achieve with all those they serve. In order to stay true to this vision, you must first look within. Pick up a copy of Dr. Brandon Beck’s first book here.

On the Editor’s Desk…

Up next on our release list is Dr. Lori Koerner’s Actually, I Can. While definitions of leadership vary, Lori defines leadership as three things; the choices you make, the relationships you establish, and of course, influence.

Actually, I Can is filled with inspirational stories of leadership and empowerment that remind us that it is not our titles or positions that make us leaders but our actions.

“Lori Koerner is a great new voice bringing insight, experience and humility to a much needed genre that requires the brightest of lights to be shined on it- women in leadership. Actually I Can is engaging, relatable and full of practical wisdom that both women and men can learn from.  To quote the book, ‘To live a life filled with one’s highest choices and brightest outcomes, one should always continue to inspire and empower- and in turn…become inspired and empowered.’ This book is the ultimate guide in doing so.”

Code Breaker Power Summit 2021

Our 2nd annual Code Breaker Power Summit will take place
April 24-25, 2021. Leaders in education from across the continent are ready to take the virtual stage to motivate and inspire! Keep tabs on the hashtag on social media and visit the website for Summit planning announcements!

Our inaugural Summit hosted 300 participants from all over the globe. Do you have a message to share? Are you interested in presenting at this year’s Summit? Fill out the Call for Proposals form here.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2021

Big Announcement

This past month Code Breaker Inc. teamed up with Road to Awesome, LLC to bring a new division to our publishing team! Darrin and the Road To Awesome crew want to tell your story!

Our Leadership Team continues to grow. We would like to extend a huge welcome to Matthew X. Joseph, Michelle Blanchet, Brian Deters, Kellie Bahri, Andrew Canlé, and Monte Syrie. Learn more about our Leadership Team at codebreakeredu.com.

On the Blog…December 2020

Welcome back to the Code Breaker blog as we say goodbye to November and hello to December!

You’ll find news on book releases, stories about our authors, and new and noteworthy details about all things Code Breaker right here!

Thank you for letting us share our story with you!

On the Editor’s Desk…

This month we will see the release of Dr. Brandon Beck’s highly anticipated first book, Unlocking Unlimited Potential: Understanding the Infinite Power Within to Guide Any Student Toward Success.

Divided into three parts, Building the Foundation, Challenges as Opportunities For Growth, and Believing In You, Unlocking Unlimited Potential reminds readers of their ‘why’. We are challenged to discover that inside all educators there is an infinite power that once harnessed can be contagious among all those we serve. Stay tuned to our socials for a release date this month!

The Code Breaker Kid Collection

November saw the release of Jillian DuBoisLiv’s Seashells. When young Liv visits the seashore, she comes to life soaking in the salty air and sparkling sun.

Her adventure takes her on a journey to discover uniquely different seashells as she sets out to show them all a special kind of compassion. Don’t miss out on this amazing story of compassion and beautiful reminder that what makes us unique is what makes us extraordinary!

Hitting bookshelves this month is the latest in our Gracie series. Daphne McMenemy and Alexandria Masse are bringing us Gracie: The Maker in the third book of the series.

We are introduced to Edie, Gracie’s newest friend. Together, Edie and Gracie create a machine to feed their class pet, Turbo the tortoise. The girls must work together to plan and design, test and retest their invention. It will take teamwork and perseverance. Will Gracie and Edie figure out a way to help Turbo?

Stay tuned to our socials for a release date and grab your copy of Gracie: The Maker just in time for the holidays!

New on the Bookshelf

November saw the release of Discomfort by Design: An Inspirational Guide to Fostering Critical Thinking, Life Skills, and Problem Solving both in the Classroom and in the Real World.

Chad LeDune was met with rave reviews on his first release. Matt Miller, Educator, Speaker and Author of Ditch That Textbook had this to say…

“If you want to see the real face of education — the one fraught with challenges and setbacks yet leads to inspiration — this book is for you. Chad LeDune shares his own discomfort and how it helped him improve as an educator. You’ll learn about design learning and a framework for creating meaningful learning. It is Discomfort by Design, something Chad has earned and freely shares in these pages!”

Alice Aspinall’s Look for the Math Around You 6-book series is a collection of real-life photos with question prompts to help start math conversations with children.

Available as an eBook and in paperback, this series is perfect for reading at home or in the classroom. Math is everywhere around us. The series, which includes Geometry, Patterns, Arrays, Math Chats, Fractions, and Estimation will help children see math in their daily lives.

Are eBooks More Your Style?

You’re in luck! Daily STEM, Road to Awesome, Choose To Be You, and Fired Up Leadership are now all available on Kindle. Our entire Leadership Series and Practical Series are all available as eBooks. Visit our Books page to browse our selection!


December 7 – 13th, 2020 marks Computer Science Education Week. Called the largest learning event in history, Computer Science Education Week aims to get K-12 students excited about computer coding.

From CSEdWeek.org, Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) was founded as a call to action to raises awareness about the need to elevate computer science education at all levels and to underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. In January of 2015, the Hour of Code reached 100 million “hours served,” making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history.

Computer Science is fundamental for student success. Studies show that those students who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving and develop essential life skills that set them up for success! Share your #CSEdWeek activities all next week on Twitter with #CodeBreaker!

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