Dr. Ruth McQuirter Scott

Professor (EdD), Department of Educational Studies

Full Advisement Load: Contact for Availability for Graduate Advisement

Ruth McQuirter

Hamilton, ON
Office: HAM20F
905 688 5550 x3604
rmcquirter@brocku.ca

Ruth McQuirter is a fulltime faculty member in the Initial Teacher Education Program, teaching at the Hamilton Campus. She is an instructor in Junior/Intermediate Language Arts, with a special interest in the integration of technology in classrooms. Ruth has had long involvement in the field of word study (spelling, grammar, vocabulary) and an ongoing passion for issues of social justice.

  • Digital curation as a vital skill for 21C learners
  • Collaborative Teacher Inquiry
  • Knowledge Mobilization (especially related to technology integration)
  • Makerspace implementation
  • Self-regulated learning with technology
  • International Literacy Association
  • Ontario Literacy Association
  • First Nations Metis Inuit Educators of Ontario (ally)
  • Canadian Society for Studies in Education

McQuirter Scott, R., Dortmans, D., Boin, J., Rath, C., & Meeussen, N. (2018, April 11). A collaborative teacher inquiry into Makerspace: University and schools learn together [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.knaer-recrae.ca/knowledge-hub/kmb-blog/9-tips-from-the-experts/383-a-collaborative-teacher-inquiry-into-makerspace-university-schools-learn-together

McQuirter Scott, R., Meeussen, N. (2017). Self-regulated learning: A touchstone for technology-enhanced classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 70(6), 659-666.

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book H. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book G. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book F. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book E. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book C. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Book B. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2016). Language Power Now – Early. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R., Dortmans, D., Rath, C., Meeussen, N., & Boin, J. (2015). Collaborative teacher inquiry into iPad use in grade 3 classrooms: Mobilizing knowledge through a long-term school-university partnership. Brock Education Journal, 25(1), 74-87.

Jaipal-Jamani, K., Figg, C., Gallagher, T. McQuirter-Scott, R. & Ciampa, K. (2015). Collaborative professional development in higher education: Developing knowledge of technology enhanced teaching. Journal of Effective Teaching, 15(2), 30-34.

Gallagher, T., Fisher, D., Lapp, D., Rowsell, J., Simpson, A., McQuirter Scott, R., Walsh, M., Ciampa, K., & Saudelli, M. (2015). International perspectives on literacy learning with iPads. Journal of Education, 195(3), 15-25.

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2015). Language Power Now – Book A. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (Ed.). (2015). Language Power Now – Book D. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. (student text + teacher’s guide)

McQuirter Scott, R. (2014). Using digital technologies to support word study instruction. What Works: Research into Practice. Research monograph 54, The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education

McQuirter Scott, R. (2014) “Miss Alaineus” thoughts on vocabulary instruction in 21st century classrooms. Voices from the Middle, 21(4), 40-46.

Rowsell, J., Saudelli, M., McQuirter Scott, R., & Bishop, A. (2013). iPads as placed resources: Forging community in online and offline spaces. Language Arts. 90(5), 351-360.

  • 2017 – Indigenous Education Initiative for Faculty of Education – $3500
  • 2017 – Technology Integration in elementary schools – $978
  • 2014 – Collaborative Inquiry Project with local school board – $982.10
  • EDBE8P24: Language and Literacy – Junior/Intermediate, Year 1
  • EDBE8P43: Language and Literacy – Junior/Intermediate, Year 2