Glendale Annual DE recertification

DE Annual Recertification

GADER Requirement (Scroll down for GADER offerings)

  1. 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.

  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, by keeping copies for yourself before submitting to GADER. 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)!

  6. 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 the types of activities that are already approved for GADER, please see the GADER policies and procedures page.

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 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

March 15th of each year

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, but may not be submitted to FLEX after the May 15th deadline of any academic year in which they are earned.


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 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 @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).



Self-assessment for the OEI rubric (all sections of OEI Rubric)

Rachel Ridgway

  • 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)

Adina Lerner

  • 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)

Fabiola Torres

  • 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)

Kenneth Taira

  • 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)

Samantha Garagliano

  • 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)

Rachel Ridgway

  • October 11, 6 - 7 PM, SV 105
  • October 25, 7 - 8 PM, SV 105