Kate Shively
Kate Shively
Associate Professor of Elementary Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 308

About Kate Shively

Kate Shively’s career spans across PK-6 and higher education contexts. Her research interests include examining interest-driven learning, the design of learning environments, digital literacy, and teacher preparation. She has presented and published her work nationally and internationally.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Living Learning Community Faculty Advisor
As a faculty advisor for first year students, Dr. Shively facilitates events, presentations, community engagement, and other activities to engage students in a wide variety of professional development and opportunities.

LLC Makerspace Co-Director
In 2016, Dr. Shively collaborated with faculty members to create and pilot an innovative, informal learning studio for first year students interested in Elementary Education as a future career. Currently, she manages volunteers, professional development workshops, service learning, and informal discussions about the field of education – introducing students to the many facets of the profession with the purpose of early engagement in their career choice.


Ph.D., Curriculum Studies

Indiana University, 2015

M.Ed., Secondary Education

Indiana University, 2013

B.S., Elementary Education

Indiana University, 1998

Research and Publications

Spoon, R., Rubenstein, L. D., Shively, K., Stith, K., Ascolani, M., & Potts, M. L. (2020). Reconceptualizing professional learning within the gifted field: Piloting the Instruct to Innovate Model. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.

Stith, K.M., Potts, M.L., Rubenstein, L.D., Shively, K., Spoon, R. (2020). Perceptions of K 12 Teachers on the Cognitive, Affective, and Cognitive Functionalities of Gifted Students Engaged in Design Thinking. Journal of STEM Teacher Education.

Shively, K., Hitchens, C., & Hitchens, N. (2020). Teaching Severe Weather: Examining Teacher Candidates’ Early Field Experience in a Makerspace Environment. Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022057420908061

Vishkaie, R., Shively, K., and Wessel Powell, C. (2019). Perception of Digital Tools and Creativity in the Classroom. International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, 9(4).

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Basic Concepts in El 600 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Research in Elementa 676 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE