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Glendale Annual DE recertification

DE Annual Recertification - FAQs - Scroll Down for GADER Opportunities

GADER Requirement (Scroll down for GADER offerings)

  1. Annual GADER (Glendale Annual Distance Education Re-certification) hours are required by DE certified faculty each year before faculty names can be forwarded to the District for scheduling to teach online or hybrid courses.

  2. The Glendale Annual DE Re-certification (GADER) requirement is 6 hours for full-time faculty and 3 hours for part-time faculty.

  3. For the 2019-2020 year, the GADER deadline is March 15, 2020. Those who submit GADER by March 15 will have a chance to resubmit if there are any problems with GADER. Once you have completed your GADER, please submit online using this form. Like Flex, GADER may be accepted until June 30, 2020; however, you will not have an opporunity to resubmit if there are any problems if your GADER is submitted past the March 15 deadline. If you do intend to accrue GADER after March 15, 2020, please submit this form online detailing your plans, by March 15, 2020.  If validated GADER hours aren't submitted by June 30, 2020, the appropriate Dean will reassign the instructor's DE classes to a DE instructor with current DE certification.

  4. All GADER also counts towards Flex! If it counts as GADER, it will also count as Flex! See this form for more details about how to submit your completed GADER, and when/how you will receive your signed GADER form so that you may submit it as part of your Flex package. Please note that GADER and Flex deadlines and submissions processes are different. Please see the chart below, or the Flex FAQ page for more details about Flex, and read on to understand more about GADER.

  5. Everything that counts as GADER will be posted here, on this page (scroll down for current offerings)! For further details on GADER, as well as a list of pre-approved GADER activities that can be submitted using our individually planned activity GADER form, please see the GADER policies and procedures page.

  6. There are many opportunities to earn GADER 100% online, including our GCC homegrown Fully Online GADER course. You may self-enroll in that course by clicking here. If you are not on campus often, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the various offerings on this page.

  7. If you have attended GADER outside of GCC, please use this individually planned activity GADER form to provide rationale to the GADER Committee as to why the activity you attended should qualify as GADER (if not a pre-approved GADER activity), and, most importantly, a reflection on your learning from the activity and its usefulness to your DE practice and/or DE at GCC.

  8. If you plan your own GADER, and you would like your activity pre-approved, please see the GADER policies and procedures page, where you can also find other GADER policies. 

  9. If you encounter professional development opportunities which offer advanced training in online instruction, please send them to so we may consider adding them to this site.

And, we thought this chart might also be helpful in understanding the differences between GADER and FLEX. 





Flex is professional development that is paid for by the Chancellor’s Office, whose guidelines we must adhere to. These guidelines include how Flex must be reported as well as mandatory reporting dates.

GADER (Glendale Annual Distance Education Recertification) is annual advanced professional development in the pedagogy and practice of online instruction. GADER must be completed each year to maintain DE certification and eligibility to teach online.


Fulltime faculty = 30 hours/year (adjusted with RT)

Adjunct faculty = a percentage of the F-T obligation, adjusted according to this formula.

Fulltime faculty = 6 hours/year

Adjunct faculty = 3 hours/year

Due Date

May 15th of each year (soft)

June 30 of each year (hard)

March 15th of each year (soft)

June 30 of each year (hard)

Submit To

Faculty Development office, or

The Faculty Development Box

Faculty Development office, or 

Individually planned activities may be submitted online with this form.

Use of Excess

Any FLEX hours beyond your obligation may be used during the academic year they are due towards salary units. Eight hours of excess FLEX may be converted into one quarter of a unit for salary advancement.

All GADER hours, as well as any GADER hours beyond your obligation may be submitted toward your FLEX obligation. 


GCC Distance Education Fully Online GADER and GCC Hosted @ONE Conferences

GCC is proud of our Fully Online GADER course. You may self-enroll by clicking here, and you are welcome to earn some or all of your GADER fully online.

Don't forget to submit this form once you have completed your GADER (whether you complete it online, F2F, or both!)

Face to Face Community of Practice Meeting Dates

Our Community of Practice sessions will be a chance to share and explore effective practices in online teaching, as well as discuss emerging pedagogy and technology, and troubleshoot and support one another. Lunch will be offered, and email RSVP is appreciated to

  • November 1, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2 PM, SV 105  

  • December 13, 2019, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, SV 105

GCC Hosted @ONE Online Conferences

GCC will host two online learning conferences a year. These conferences are generally 3-6 hours and GADER is offered for each hour of attendance. Please feel free to drop in at the top of any hour in which we are participating. We will always have snacks, ChromeBooks and iPads for use, as well as camaraderie and support. 


(click here for more information)
  • Friday, October 25, 9 AM to 1PM, FIC (SV 105)

@ONE Professional Development 

You may take a professional development course at @ONE. These @ONE courses are high quality professional development, and you are strongly encouraged to consider taking one or more courses if you plan to continue teaching online. Your badge for any @ONE four-week course may be used for GADER; however, if you choose to attend a webinar or short workshop through @ONE,  please use this individually planned activity GADER form. There is a calendar of @ONE opportunities at the bottom of this page.

Contact Me With Questions

Julie Gamberg 
Julie Gamberg

Distance Education Faculty Development Coordinator 

(818) 240-1000 x5345

Faculty Innovation Center (SV)

Recertification (GADER) + Course Design + Pedagogy + Community of Practice (CoP)
Designs DE professional development opportunities; supports faculty in the development of effective online teaching practices, and creates and sustains a DE learning community of practice. Maintains the DE Recertified List and oversees DE Glendale Annual Recertification (GADER).


Reading to Learn and Writing to Teach in Online Courses (Book focus)

Rosemary Kwa

  • January 31, 2020 (Friday) 12 - 2 PM, SV 105

Fully online version of this same workshop will run from Saturday 2/1 to Saturday 2/8. 

  • February 1 - February 8, 2020, Fully Online

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend face-to-face or online, and you will receive a copy of Beth Hewett’s Reading to Learn and Writing to Teach: Literacy Strategies for Online Writing Instruction

Creating Interactive Stories in Canvas Pages (Tech: Hypertext)

Kenneth Taira

  • September 30, 2019 (Monday) 2 - 3 PM, SV 105
  • November 5, 2019 (Tuesday) 5 - 6 PM, SV 105

Humanizing Online Learning (Tech: Flipgrid and Zoom)

Samantha Garagliano

  • October 3, 2019 (Thursday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
  • October 29, 2019 (Tuesday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105

Power Up Canvas Content with Interactivity (Tech: H5P)

Kenneth Taira

  • October 11, 2019 (Friday) 1 - 2 PM, SV 105
  • November 19, 2019 (Tuesday) 2 - 3 PM, SV 105

Land Here! How to Create an Appealing, Informative Homepage (Tech: Canvas Homepage)

Samantha Garagliano

  • October 15, 2019 (Tuesday), 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
  • November 13, 2019 (Wednesday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105

Critical Reading in the Online Course (Tech: Hypothesis)

Rosemary Kwa

  • October 24, 2019 (Thursday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
  • November 14, 2019 (Thursday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105

Assessing your Assessments: Effective practices in outcome-based assessments (Tech: Canvas rubrics)

Samantha Garagliano

  • November 7, 2019 (Thursday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 10
  • December 4, 2019 (Wednesday) 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105