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Adam LaMee (B.S. Physics, B.S. Anthropology, FSU) came to UCF as the new Teacher-in-Residence in the fall of 2015 after teaching high school Physics and Physical Science in Tallahassee, FL since 2003.

He has been a physics content expert on the Florida Department of Education’s teacher certification exams, 6-12 science course curriculum, and Common Core integration and for Newton’s Playground, research into game-based physics learning and assessment funded by the Gates Foundation and US DoD.

Adam’s research includes formative assessment strategies and performance assessment alternatives to large-scale, high-stakes science tests at the Center for Advancement of Learning and Assessment, FSU, and the CMS detector collaboration at CERN’s LHC that discovered the Higgs boson.

In K-12 schools, Adam mentors future and beginning teachers, coordinates Lesson Study and Teachers With Open Doors peer observation with high school faculty, and is a Quarknet Teaching and Learning Fellow.

Adam’s research includes formative assessment strategies and performance assessment alternatives to large-scale, high-stakes science tests at the Center for Advancement of Learning and Assessment, FSU, and the CMS detector collaboration at CERN’s LHC that discovered the Higgs boson.

“Including Often-Missed Knowledge and Skills in Science Assessments,” Danielle Sherdan, Alan Anderson, Aaron Rouby, Adam LaMee, Penny J. Gilmer, and Albert Oosterhof, Science Scope, Vol. 38 No. 1, Sept 2014

“Science as Argument: Writing Effective Explanations of Data,” Adam LaMee, National Science Teachers Association National Conference, 2014, Boston, MA.

“Argumentation, Assessment, and the Theory of Evolution,” Adam LaMee and Lee Walton, National Science Teachers Association National Conference, 2014, Boston, MA.

“Formative Assessment of Complex Science Competencies,” Fara Rohani, Adam LaMee, and Aaron Rouby, Annual Conference of the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, 2012, St. Petersburg, FL.

“Writing in the Science Classroom,” Kathryn Spradlin and Adam LaMee, Leon County School District Language Arts Professional Development, 2010, Tallahassee, FL.

“Science Writing as Argument,” Kathryn Spradlin and Adam LaMee, National Writing Project Regional Conference, 2009, Tallahassee, FL.