Glendale Annual DE recertification

DE Annual Recertification

GADER (Glendale Annual Distance Education Recertification)

  1. All certified DE faculty are required to earn GADER annually to continue to teach online or hybrid courses.
  2. The GADER requirement is 6 hours for full-time faculty and 3 hours for part-time faculty.
  3. For the 2018-2019 year, GADER is due March 15, 2019.
  4. You are welcome to use your GADER again for Flex; however, please note that GADER and Flex deadlines and submissions processes are different. Please see the Flex FAQ page for more details about Flex, and read on to understand more about GADER.
  • Please check back before Fall 2018 for details on how to submit GADER. (We are working on electronic submission!)
  • Everything that counts as GADER will be posted here, on this page!
  • If you encounter any professional development opportunities which offer you advanced training in online instruction, please send them to and they will be added to this site.

For further details on GADER, as well as a list of GADER activities, please see the GADER policies and procedures page. If you plan your own GADER, please use this individually planned activity GADER form.


GCC Distance Education Community of Practice

The Distance Education Community of Practice (CoP) at GCC is organized within a Canvas course of the same name. All DE certified faculty have been added to the course. If you do not see the course or your dashboard, contact to be added.

The GCC DE CoP is a way of deepening the learning that we do together in DE pedagogy and practice, and in deepening the connection between GCC faculty who teach online, as well as connecting us to practitioners around the state. It allows us an opportunity to delve deeply into the OEI rubric and a variety of best practices, such as humanizing online education, online equity, and course design, and to improve our teaching and our courses through mutual support. I hope you will participate!

@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. 



Beyond the Discussion Board: Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning

Join us this summer to work on designing online student interaction beyond the discussion board! We will look at research-based methods for increasing student engagement and connectedness, and deepening learning in our online and hybrid classes from the book Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies by Stephanie Smith Budhai and Ke'Anna Skipwith. We will discuss the readings and engage in hands-on work in our distance education courses, using active learning strategies and Reading Apprenticeship routines that are adapted for the online environment! Commitment to all four sessions is appreciated, if possible. 
Participants will receive a free copy of the book, and coffee and snacks will be available! These workshops count for both Flex and for GADER, for the 2018-2019 year. RSVP:
  • July 5, 10:30 AM - Noon, SV 112
  • July 26, 10:30 AM - Noon, SV 112
  • August 2, 10:30 AM - Noon, SV 112
  • August 23, 10:30 AM - Noon, SV 112

Contact Me with Questions!

 Instructor Julie GambergJulie Gamberg 
 (818) 240-1000 x5345
 Faculty Innovation Center (SV)
 Hours: Spring/Fall - M 11-  12pm, Th 1:45-3:45pm

 DE Certification List +  Recertification (GADER) + Course Design +  Pedagogy + Workshops

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. Also, maintains DE certified and recertified faculty lists.