University at Buffalo

Elisabeth Etopio

Elisabeth Etopio

Assistant Dean, Teacher Education

Clinical Associate Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Access and Equity; Early Childhood Education; Equity and Poverty; Music Education; Urban Education; Virtual Reality

Contact Information
501 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4034
etopio@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo, Elementary Education (2009)
  • EdM, University at Buffalo, General Education (2000)
  • BM, Ithaca College, Music Education (1995)
Awards and Honors:
  • Distinguished Professor; LAI Graduate Student Association; 2015-05-02;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Lamb, R. and Etopio, E. (2020). Virtual reality: A tool for preservice science teachers to put theory into practice. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 29, 573-585.
Book Chapter:
  • Chang, C., Etopio, E., Kearney, E., Mawer, D. (2021). VR immersion in the ELA classroom: Supporting the professional development of novice teachers. In Rice, M., and Moran, C. (Eds.) Augmented and Virtual Reality in English Language Arts. Lanham, MD: Rowman.
  • Lamb, R. & Etopio, E. (2020). Therapeutic extended reality. In Kaduson, H. and Schaefer, C (Eds.) Play Therapy with Children: Modalities for Change. Chicago: APA.
  • Lamb, R. & Etopio, E. (2020). Virtual reality for preservice teachers. In Bradley, E. (Ed.) Games and Simulations in Teacher Education. New York: Springer Nature.
Other:
  • Lamb, R., & Etopio, E. (2019). Preservice science teacher preparation using virtual reality. Proceeding for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2019. 162-167.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Etopio, E., Zhai, L., Gorlewski, J., Kearney, E., Rosenblith, S., Seccia, A., Stone-Johnson, C., Winkelsas, A., (2021, April). Reflecting on Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teaching Practice: A One-Year Teacher Residency Program. [Roundtable Session]. AERA Virtual Annual Meeting.;
  • Kearney, E., Seccia, A., Gorlewski, J., Etopio, E., Rosenblith, S. N. & Stone-Johnson, C., Winkelsas, A., Zhai, L.. (2021, April). Creating a Context for Change: Teacher Residency Coursework and Curriculum as Transformational. [Paper Session]. AERA Virtual Annual Meeting.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Stone-Johnson, C., Rosenblith, S., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, J., Kearney, E., Seccia, A., Zhai, L. (2021, April). Identity and Professional Socialization in an Urban Teacher Residency Program. [Paper Session]. AERA Virtual Annual Meeting.;
  • Lamb, R., Etopio, E., Hand, B. & Yoon, S. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Stimulation of Argumentative and Summary Writing in Science Using Virtual Reality Environments [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/rdhnmpn (Conference Canceled);
  • Winkelsas, A., Zhai, L., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, J., Rosenblith, S. N. & Shafaei, N. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) "We're Here, but Y'all Don't Make It Easy": Barriers and Opportunities for Diversifying the Profession [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/rpcl6ah (Conference Canceled);
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Collaborating to Create Virtual Reality Experiences for Shaping Teacher Candidates’ Professional Dispositions; State; SUNY: Teach NY Implementation Fund; Awarded; (12/01/2019-06/30/2021)
  • University at Buffalo Teacher Residency Program; Federal; US Department of Education: Teacher Quality Partnership; Awarded; (07/01/2019-06/30/2025)
  • University at Buffalo Teacher Residency Program; Federal; US Department of Education: Teacher Quality Partnership; Awarded; (07/01/2019-06/30/2025)
  • Teacher education using immersive virtual reality environments.; State; Innovative Instruction Technology Grant; Awarded; (04/12/2017-06/30/2017)
  • TeachLivE: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment; Local; GSE SEED grant; Awarded; (06/01/2016-06/15/2017)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Publications Commission Chair for Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) oversee editorial and review activities for GIML publications
    07/01/2013-07/01/2016
Professional Service:
  • Vice-President for Convention: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
    06/29/2016-06/27/2018
  • New York State School Music Association; Research Committee
    06/01/2014-06/15/2017
  • Northeast Regional Representative for ECMMA (Early Childhood Music and Movement Association)
    06/01/2014-06/01/2016

Contact Information

501 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4034
etopio@buffalo.edu