GADER Requirement (Scroll down for GADER offerings)
Annual GADER (Glendale Annual Distance Education Re-certification) is required before faculty names can be forwarded to the District for scheduling to teach online or hybrid courses.
The GADER requirement is 6 hours for full-time faculty and 3 hours for part-time faculty.
For the 2018-2019 year, GADER is due March 15, 2019.
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 chart below, or the Flex FAQ page for more details about Flex, and read on to understand more about GADER.
Everything that counts as GADER will be posted here, on this page (scroll down for current offerings)!
If you encounter any professional development opportunities which offer you advanced training in online instruction, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be added to this site.
If you plan your own GADER, please use this individually planned activity GADER form to provide rationale for why the activity should qualify as GADER, as well as reflection on your learning from the activity.
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
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
Adjunct faculty = a percentage of the F-T
obligation, adjusted according to
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
All GADER hours, as well as any GADER hours beyond your obligation may be
submitted toward your FLEX obligation, but may not be submitted to FLEX after
the May 15th deadline of any academic year in which they are
ONGOING ONLINE GADER OPPORTUNITIES
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 email@example.com to be added. The course has both 100% asynchronous, as well as hybrid opportunities with face-to-face, lunch-included sessions.
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 Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric, and a variety of effective practices, such as humanizing online education, providing equity in distance education courses, and creating effective course design, as well as the opportunity to improve our teaching and our courses through mutual support. I hope you will participate!
Face to Face Meeting Dates (with RSVP for lunch inside our Canvas Course):
October 26, 12 PM - 1:30 PMT. The October 26 session was replaced by a full day of Can•Innovate sessions.
November 9, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
December 7, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
@ONE Professional Development
You may take a professional development course at @ONE. These@ONEcourses 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.
Distance Education Faculty Development Coordinator
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).
UPCOMING FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS
Self-assessment for the OEI rubric (all sections of OEI Rubric)
September 13, 7 - 8 PM, SV 105
September 27, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
Presenting OER online effectively to increase student equity in DE (Section A of OEI Rubric)
September 14, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
October 5, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
November 2, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
November 30, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
Using Skype for synchronous communication (Section B of OEI Rubric)
September 21, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, SV 105
October 19, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, SV 105
October 26, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, SV 105. This session was replaced by a full day of Can-Innovate.
Using Canvas metrics and intrusive instructor presence to increase student retention (Section B and C of OEI Rubric)
September 27, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, SV 105
October 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, SV 105
October 25, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, SV 105
November 6, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, SV 105
November 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, SV 105
Designing an awesome home page (Section A of OEI Rubric)
October 16, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
November 7, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105
November 13, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, SV 105 Workshop Cancelled. Will be rescheduled for winter/spring.
Basics of accessibility in one hour (Section D of OEI Rubric)