Selected CDE videos that showcase the department's programs and initiatives. For more videos, visit the California Department of Education YouTube Channel .
Make the Switch: Tom Torlakson (Video; 4:13)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, a science teacher and coach, talks about the Make the Switch campaign, his former life in the classroom and what he enjoyed most about being a teacher.
Make the Switch: Chef Raean Gaddoni (Video; 3:10)
Chef Raean Gaddoni is a professional chef that worked in the catering and events industry and as a part-time culinary instructor at the college level before joining Argonaut High School in the Amador Unified School District in 2012.
2018 California School Recognition Program (Video; 4:03)
Tom Torlakson attended a special event and shared his thoughts on the important work that the dedicated teachers and administrators are doing every day to ensure California students succeed.
Make the Switch: Become a Teacher (Video; 3:45)
The California Department of Education's Make the Switch: Become a Teacher campaign, profiles professionals who have left non-education careers to become teachers.
Superintendent Torlakson Visits CHIME Institute (Video; 5:27)
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson visited CHIME and saw first-hand why CHIME is considered a model for other schools not only in California but throughout the country.