Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!

Steve Brophy
Peak performance, Wellbeing, Flow and Coaching
Start building an effective suite of digital tools to allow any learner to thrive in the digital era. Build your own digital literacy skills and use these to lead the w...
Target Audience
Teachers of Year 5-12 students
3 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Develop a rich suite of digital skills and habits to help learners declutter the web, collaborate effectively and enhance creativity.


Teachers of Year 5-12 students

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning
5.4.2 Proficient Level – Interpret student data
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 4.5 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now


Beginning with the end in mind

30 minutes

In this session, we will focus on the learning traits and dispositions we are looking to develop in our learners. Building a profile of the type of learner will allow us to design pedagogy to suit as well as allow us to distinguish the various roles the learner and teacher will play throughout the unit.

Making the web work for you

1 hour

In this session we will look at how we read on the web. We will then utilize the power of the browser with Chrome extensions to declutter the web and to make it work for you. This will include being able to easily find what you are looking for through advanced search techniques, capturing key information by sticky noting the web and having the web read to you.

Developing good digital habits

1 hour

Learn how to manage distractions and build high levels of focus and flow through binaural beats. Use techniques such as monotasking and timeboxing to focus your attention and lift your productivity. Learn how Trello, Kanban and the Pomodoro technique can help you and your students focus and work productively.

Feedback and Synthesis

1 hour

Capture the thinking of all of your students, not just those with the most to say. Use applications like Verso, Poll Everywhere and Socrative to capture feedback or have students demonstrate understanding.

Towards true collaboration

1 hour

Use learning applications such as OneNote and the GSuite to scaffold to learners how to collaborate effectively.

Fake it till you create it - bluffing your way to creativity

1 hour

Harness the power of learning applications such as Canva and TouchCast to make your digital creations look world class. Create everything from a logo to a presentation to an interactive video.

User Rating


Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!
by Dylan Tolley on 03/04/2018

The course was both enjoyable and very beneficial for my teaching. I would rate this course as excellent and will be recommending it to my colleagues?. The course structure was great.

The demonstrations, tutorials and activities were very thorough. I feel the course went further than just showing ICT tools that can be used, they made me think about how I could effectively utilise them within my teaching. I appreciate the work put into setting this course up, it was very user friendly and beneficial.

Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!
by Nicole Waden on 03/04/2018

I enjoyed the course very much and found it useful. Very practical and have already been able to inservice colleagues regarding new skills I have learned.

Digital Literacy: Moving from survival to thrival!
by Karim Najjarine on 03/11/2017

The course was highly informative and explained to me how to use extensions to help navigate and use the web.
I would rate the course as excellent.The online delivery suited me as it means I didn’t have to leave work to complete it.

About the team

Steve Brophy


Steve is a highly effective, passionate and innovative educator with extensive experience both locally and internationally in K-12 schools. In his current role as the Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Steve is responsible for the digital strategy development of the school. As a teacher, he is incredibly passionate about learner development and the power of technology to enable learners to take the reins of their own learning. He has been widely recognised for innovation in education, having been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert in 2016 and an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017. In 2017, Steve was the recipient of the Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Outstanding Leader of the year award.
Steve is dedicated to sharing and amplifying the great work of other educators and does this through his work as the co-host of the TeachTechPlay webshow, organiser of the TeachTechPlay conference and co-host of the Design and Play podcast. Steve writes regularly for Education Today, blogs at and tweets from @stevebrophy3 and @designandplay.

Steve is also the Director of Thrive Capacity, a coaching consultancy that assists individuals and organisations achieve peak performance through flow. For more information, check out