Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) are proud to co-host the PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility. This intensive, three-day learning experience is designed to help educators deepen their understanding of financial literacy and develop business-related skills that they can seamlessly integrate into their classrooms. While finance is a central theme, participants will also learn about entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and relationship-building to help their students develop real-world job skills.

The seminar will take place on the Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the Ivy League’s oldest business school, on Dec. 5-7, 2014. We are limiting attendance to 130 public and private high school teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents. The seminar application is open to all U.S. high school educators, however, those from the East Coast and the states that have financial literacy graduation requirements will be given first (or priority) consideration.

Why You Should Attend:  

The PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility is unlike most professional development opportunities, in that it exposes educators to an advanced level of learning on business and financial literacy education that only world-class Wharton faculty and PwC executives can deliver. In this sophisticated educational environment — paired with practical classroom strategies, regular networking forums and idea exchanges — educators enjoy an inspiring and comprehensive seminar experience.

PwC US, a Delaware limited liability partnership, and KWHS share a common vision for improving the financial and business literacy of today’s young people and increasing access to teacher training opportunities. A leading professional services firm, PwC US is committed to leveraging the skills of its more than 39,000 employees to help raise students’ proficiency in math and financial literacy through its Earn Your Future commitment. KWHS, as an initiative of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, can leverage its expertise in education and business to promote global financial literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership, and business skills among high school students and educators.

Key Benefits:

  • Coverage of certain expenses, including transportation to and from the seminar, hotel accommodations, meals, teaching sessions and conference materials upon acceptance to the seminar; [1]
  • Customized sessions taught by Wharton professors and PwC leaders on topics such as finance and investing, leadership, management and marketing;
  • Breakout sessions exploring lesson plans and practical applications of seminar concepts;
  • Access to free curricula that can be applied immediately in classrooms;
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country to discuss best practices and create new connections; and
  • Certificate of completion from Knowledge@Wharton and the opportunity to earn 20 hours of professional development based on two full eight-hour days and one four-hour day of class time and networking. Educators must attend the entire three-day seminar in order to receive a certificate and full professional development credit.[2]

View the full seminar agenda.


[1] Please refer to the Apply page for a list of covered costs.

[2] Participants will need to contact their state Department of Education and/or school districts to receive credit approval. Knowledge@Wharton and PwC US will not be responsible for following up on professional-development accreditation.