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 integrate into their classrooms.

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 Oct. 25-27, 2013. We are limiting attendance to 150 public and private high school teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents. The seminar application is open to all high school educators. However, those from the East Coast and the 13 states that have financial literacy graduation requirements (Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia) are especially encouraged to apply.

Why You Should Attend:  
Educators need to become more knowledgeable about finance and business as they prepare their students for success. Statistics suggest that one in five educators reports feeling prepared to teach financial literacy. We want to help bridge this gap.

PwC US, a Delaware limited liability partnership, and KWHS share a common vision for improving the financial 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 37,000 employees to help raise students’ proficiency in math and financial literacy. 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 and leadership 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 US leaders on topics such as finance and investing, leadership, management and marketing
  • Breakout sessions exploring lesson plans and practical applications of seminar concepts
  • Free access to curricula that can be applied immediately in classrooms
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country to discuss best practices and create new connections
  • Certificate of completion from Knowledge@Wharton and 20 hours of professional development based on two full eight-hour days and one four-hour day of class time and networking.[2]


[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.