Heidi Hollingsworth

Assistant Professor of Education
Mooney 307E
2105 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
hhollingsworth@elon.edu (336) 278-6030

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006)
Doctor of Philosophy
Education – Emphasis in Early Childhood Education/Intervention

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (2000)
Master of Education
Special Education – Emphasis in Resource/Collaborating Teaching

Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1997)
Learning Disabilities Licensure

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1992)
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Minor: German
 

Employment History

Elon University (Fall 2011-present)
Assistant Professor - Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (selected semesters, 2003-2007)
Adjunct Instructor - Education

Elon University (2002-2010)
Adjunct Instructor - Education

Greenwood Elementary School, Newport News, Virginia (1998-2001)
Elementary School Special Education Teacher

Kiln Creek Elementary School, Newport News, Virginia (1997-1998)
Elementary School Special Education Teacher

Greenhills School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1992-1997)
Classroom Teacher and Orton-Gillingham Teacher

Courses Taught

  • EDU 211: School and Society
  • EDU 246: Math and Science for the Early Childhood Educator
  • EDU 310: Assessment and Evidence-Based Practice for Infants and Toddlers
  • EDU 333: Supporting Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
  • EDU 451: Teaching Diverse Learners
  • EDU 455: Early Childhood Exceptionality
  • MED 534: Curriculum Development and Design in Special Education
  • MED 542.OL: Foundations of Special Education
  • MED 550.OL: Educating Diverse Learners

 

Leadership Positions

  • Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Education, Elon University (Fall 2011-present)

Research

Interests

  • Young children's social emotional development, particularly friendships
  • Teacher beliefs and practices relating to support of young children's social-emotional development
  • Personnel preparation
  • Early childhood inclusion
  • Early numeracy

 

Current Projects

  • Preparing for partnerships with families in support of young children's emotional and social development
  • Attention to puzzles

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Winter, M. K., & Hollingsworth, H. (in press). Promoting pretend play in the preschool years: Teacher practices and strategies for involving families. Childhood Education.

Hollingsworth, H. L., & Lim, C-I. (2014). Instruction via web-based modules in early childhood personnel preparation: A mixed-methods study of effectiveness and learner perspectives. Early Childhood Education Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10643-014-0642-9

Hollingsworth, H. L., & Winter, M. K. (2013). Teacher beliefs and practices relating to development in preschool: Importance placed on social-emotional behaviours and skills. Early Child Development and Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2012.759567

Hollingsworth, H., & Catlett, C. (2012). Resources within reason: Response to intervention. Young Exceptional Children, 15(4), 45-46.

Amendum, S. J., Li, Y., Hall, L. A., Fitzgerald, J., Creamer, K. H., Head-Reeves, D. M., & Hollingsworth, H. L. (2009). Which reading lesson instruction characteristics matter for early reading achievement? Reading Psychology, 30(2), 119-147.

Buysse, V., & Hollingsworth, H. L. (2009). Program quality and early childhood inclusion: Recommendations for professional development. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29(2), 119-128.

Buysse, V., & Hollingsworth, H. L. (2009). Research synthesis points on early childhood inclusion: What every practitioner and all families should know. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 11, 18-30. Missoula, MT: Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Hollingsworth, H. L., Boone, H. A., & Crais, E. R. (2009). Individualized inclusion plans at work in early childhood classrooms. Young Exceptional Children, 13(1), 19-35.

Hollingsworth, H. L., & Buysse, V. (2009). Establishing friendships in early childhood inclusive settings: What roles do parents and teachers play? Journal of Early Intervention, 31(4), 287-307.

Hollingsworth, H. L., Buysse, V., & Goldman, B. D. (2009). How can parents and teachers support early friendships in inclusive settings? Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 11, 96-106. Missoula, MT: Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Hollingsworth, H. L. (2005). Interventions to promote peer social interactions in preschool settings. Young Exceptional Children, 9(1), 2-11.

Hollingsworth, H. L. (2001). We need to talk: Communication strategies for effective collaboration. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(5), 4-8.

Book Chapters

Hollingsworth, H., & Catlett, C. (2013). Building consensus on the defining features of response to intervention (RTI) in early childhood. To appear in V. Buysse & E. Peisner-Feinberg (Eds.), Handbook of Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood (pp. 447-460). Baltimore: Brookes.

Buysse, V., Goldman, B. D., West, T., & Hollingsworth, H. (2008). Friendships in early childhood: Implications for early education and intervention. In W. H. Brown, S. L. Odom, & S. R. McConnell (Eds.), Social competence of young children: Risk, disability, and intervention (pp. 77-97). Baltimore: Brookes.

Web-Based Publications

*Sipala, N., & Hollingsworth, H. (2014, Spring). How to grow father involvement in inclusive classrooms. Milestones (a Publication of the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children), 46. Available at http://issuu.com/ncaeyc/docs/ms_spring_14_040114

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2012). Response to intervention (RTI) in early childhood: Building consensus on the defining features. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, Author. [Supervisor of editorial process.]

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2011). Research synthesis points on quality inclusive practices. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, Author. [Contributor.]

Buysse, V., Hollingsworth, H. L., & Catlett, C. (2009). Early childhood inclusion: The validation process. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, NPDCI.

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2009, November). Why program quality matters for early childhood inclusion: Recommendations for professional development. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, Author. [Document written by V. Buysse, T. West, & H. Hollingsworth.]

Other Publications and Reports

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2012, November). Results from the Georgia Landscape: Fall 2012. [Report prepared by H. Hollingsworth & V. Buysse.]

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2011, December). Results from the Oregon Landscape: Fall 2011. [Report prepared by H. Hollingsworth & V. Buysse.]

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2011, November). Results from the Iowa Landscape: Fall 2011. [Report prepared by H. Hollingsworth, V. Buysse, & T. West.]

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2011, April). Results from the Virginia Landscape: Spring 2011. [Report prepared by H. Hollingsworth & V. Buysse.]

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2011, April). Results from the Minnesota Landscape: Spring 2011. [Report prepared by H. Hollingsworth & V. Buysse.]

Buysse, V., Hollingsworth, H., & West, T. (2010). The Landscape: A statewide survey for providers of professional development in early childhood. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI). See also web video presentation: All About the Landscape (http://www.unc.edu/fpg/npdci/landscape)

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. (2009, Fall). Results from the Virginia Landscape. [Report prepared by V. Buysse, & H. Hollingsworth.]

Hollingsworth, H. L. (2000, Fall). Strategies for improving communication within school settings. The Collaborator (Resource/Collaborating Teaching Program Newsletter), The College of William and Mary, 9, 6-7.

*Elon University Student

Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Knight-McKenna, M., & Hollingsworth, H. (2014, September 30). “They shattered every expectation I had”: From anxiety to a strengths-based perspective of diverse families. Conference session presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) 2014 Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 29-October 1.

*Koch, L., *Fredricksen, K., & Hollingsworth, H. (2014, September 12). Effects of mixed age and mixed ability groupings on play skills: Play strategies for classrooms. Conference session presented at the NCaeyc 61st Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 11-13.

*Mischka, M., *Martinez, C., *Schuessler, L., & Hollingsworth, H. (2014, September 12). Encouraging Positive Body Image and Body Control through Play. Conference session presented at the NCaeyc 61st Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 11-13.

Hollingsworth, H., & Knight-McKenna, M. (2013, November 20). Unique aspects of an early childhood personnel preparation program. Roundtable presentation at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators 2013 Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 20.

Hollingsworth, H., & Winter, M. (2013, September 13). Pretend play: How teachers support it and how they involve families. Conference session presented at the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) 60th Anniversary Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 12-14.

Knight-McKenna, M., & Hollingsworth, H. (2013, September 14). Dialogic reading: An interactive picture book reading practice. Conference session presented at the NCaeyc 60th Anniversary Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 12-14.

Hollingsworth, H. (2013, May 1). Support of preschoolers’ social-emotional behaviors and skills. Workshop presented at the National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC, April 29-May 2.

Dyce, C. M., Hollingsworth, H., & Rands, K. (2012, December 1). Paradigmatic movement: Across-course collaboration for teaching preservice teachers about multiculturalism and diversity. Roundtable presented at the 22nd Annual International National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 28-December 1.

Catlett, C., Hollingsworth, H., & Winton, P. (2012, October 29). High quality inclusion: Evidence-based practices that promote access, participation, and supports. Conference session presented at the DEC 28th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Minneapolis, MN, October 28-30.

Hollingsworth, H., Azem, N., Herrmann, M., Kendall, A., & Whetzel, M. (2012, September 14). Preschool numeracy: Learning experiences for classroom and natural environments. Conference session presented at the NCaeyc Annual Study Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 13-15.

Cox, M., Hollingsworth, H., & Buysse, V. (2012, May 2). Exploring the professional development Landscape: Summary from four states. Workshop presented at the National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC, April 30-May 3.

Hollingsworth, H. (2012, March 28). Supporting early friendships: Promising practices. Poster presented at the Global Summit on Childhood, Washington, DC, March 28-31.

Catlett, C., & Hollingsworth, H. (2011, November 19). High quality inclusion: Practices that support access, participation, and supports. Conference session presented at the DEC 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, National Harbor, MD, November 17-19.

Hollingsworth, H., West, T., Wilberger, S., & Backer, L. (2011, November 18). The Landscape survey of professional development: Results from two states. Poster presented at the DEC 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, National Harbor, MD, November 17-19.

Epstein, D. & Hollingsworth, H. (2011, May 4). Intentional professional development interventions: Implementing an evidence-based practice approach. Workshop presented at the National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC, May 2-5.

Hollingsworth, H., & Hamilton, D. (2011, May 3). Quality rating and improvement systems and inclusion. Workshop presented at the National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC, May 2-5.

Catlett, C., Hollingsworth, H., Buysse, V., & Rankin, B. (2009, October 16). Using DEC’s definition and position statement to support inclusion. Conference session presented at the DEC 25th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Albuquerque, NM, October 15-18.

Catlett, C., & Hollingsworth, H. (2009, June 14). Using NAEYC’s definition and position statement to support inclusion. Conference session presented at the NAEYC 18th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Charlotte, NC, June 14-17.

Hollingsworth, H., & Buysse, V. (2007, October 26). Making friends in the context of inclusion: What is your role? Conference session presented at the DEC 23rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 25-28.

Hollingsworth, H. L. (2006, September 16 & 2007, September 15). Facilitating children’s social interactions with peers. Workshop presented at the NCaeyc Annual Study Conference, Greensboro, NC, September 14-16, 2006 & September 13-15, 2007.

Boone, H. A., Hollingsworth, H. L., & Crais, E. (2006, October 20). Preparation of inclusion facilitators in early childhood settings. Poster presented at the DEC 22nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Little Rock, AR, October 19-22.

Hollingsworth, H. L. (2006, January 28). Promoting children’s interactions with peers. Workshop presented at A Day for Day Care Training, Chapel Hill, NC, January 28.

Other Presentations, Invited Talks, & Professional Development

Hogan, A., Altmann, K., Hollingsworth, H., & Reimer, K. (2013, August 15). Gathering real-time feedback from students with clickers and mobile devices. ‘Lunch & Learn’ session presented at the 10th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon, NC, August 15.

Hollingsworth, H. (2013, February 26). Learning experiences to support preschool numeracy. Professional development session presented for teachers at Front Street Playschool, Burlington, NC.

Vandermaas-Peeler, M., & Hollingsworth, H. (2013, February 18). Early math and science in preschool classrooms. Professional development session presented for teachers in Regional Consolidated Services Head Start centers (Alamance, Caswell, & Randolph Counties), Asheboro, NC.

Catlett, C., Buysse, V., & Hollingsworth, H. (2011, May 17). Creating national guidance on Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood: Updates on the DEC/NAEYC/NHSA joint position statement. Conference session presented at the 11th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, May 16-18.

Catlett, C., & Hollingsworth, H. (2010, July 21). From all to each and every: Resources to support inclusive intentional approaches. Institute session presented at the Region 10 Education Service Center Early Childhood Summer Institute, Garland, TX, July 20-22.

Catlett, C., & Hollingsworth, H. (2010, July 20). Defining moments: Research and resources for including all young children. Full day training session presented at the Region 10 Education Service Center Early Childhood Summer Institute, Garland, TX, July 20-22.

Goldman, B. D., & Hollingsworth, H. (2010, May 19). Promising practices to help young children find friends. Conference session presented at the 10th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, May 17-19.

Buysse, V., Catlett, C., & Hollingsworth, H. (2010, May 17). Using the joint position statement on inclusion to build policies, professional development, and practices, that support inclusion. Conference session presented at the 10th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, May 17-19.

Catlett, C., Hollingsworth, H., & Buysse, V. (2009, July 15). Using the joint position statement on early childhood inclusion to support change. Conference session presented at the 9th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, July 14-16.

Caron, B., Cohen, A., Hollingsworth, H., & Reddick-Head, D. (2009, July 14). Integrating quality and accountability measures to enhance services for children with special needs. Conference session presented at the 9th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, July 14-16.

Buysse, V., Goldman, B. D., & Hollingsworth, H. (2006, July 27). Friendships in the inclusive early childhood classroom: What do they look like and how can we support them? Conference session presented at the 6th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, July 25-27.

Blanchard-Alworth, C., & Hollingsworth, H. L. (1999, November). Effective accommodations for students with disabilities. Presentation at the 10th Annual Resource/Collaborating Teaching Symposium, Williamsburg, VA.

Hollingsworth, H. L., Parr, C., & Abel, C. (1999, February). Instructional accommodations. Staff development provided at the Oliver C. Greenwood Elementary School, Newport News, VA.

*Elon University Student

Service Activities

Advisory Committee

  • Teacher Education Committee (ongoing membership as Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Education) [2011-present]

Standing Committee

  • Academic Standing Committee (Chair, 2013-2014) [2012-2014]

School/Department Committees/Task Forces

  • EDU 211 School and Society Re-design Team (Chair) [2014-present]
  • School of Education Curriculum Committee [2012-present]
  • School of Education Presentation Team for Admissions Events/Open House (Chair) [2014-present]
  • School of Education Recruitment Committee [2013-present]
  • Search Committee for an Assistant Professor of Education specializing in Elementary Math [2013-2014]
  • Search Committee for an Assistant Professor of Education specializing in Special Education [2011-2013]
  • Diversity Committee [2012-2013]

Other University Committees

  • Search Committee for the Associate Provost [2013]
  • Search Committee for the Associate Director of CATL [2013]

Personal Information

Heidi Hollingsworth

Photograph courtesy of Barbara Tyroler