Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014
PwC US and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) announced that registration opened today for the fifth PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility. The professional-development opportunity targeting educators, principals, administrators and superintendents from the eastern United States, will be held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 5-7. Educators interested in applying may do so through the online application process.
“With PwC’s contributions, we are able to continue hosting the seminars and engage with another audience of educators,” said Mukul Pandya, executive director and editor-in-chief of Knowledge@Wharton. “Educators have expressed a need for ongoing teacher training opportunities. We continue to receive extremely positive feedback from attendees, especially about the depth of learning and caliber of speakers that set this professional-development experience apart from others.”
Through the seminar, PwC and KWHS will demonstrate the importance of weaving themes of leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business responsibility into classes they currently teach. All seminar attendees will receive access to PwC’s financial literacy curricula, which includes detailed lesson plans and activities, and access to a host of educational materials offered on the KWHS website.
Louisa Quittman, director of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Financial Education, which promotes financial education and financial capability among all Americans, will serve as Saturday night’s keynote speaker. A full agenda, along with details on speakers, will be posted online.
The PwC-KWHS seminar is meeting a critical need in building educator confidence and providing support. Nearly 75 percent of educators who participated in the June 2014 seminar cited lack of access to trainings as the largest reason why they don’t have sufficient support in teaching financial literacy and business responsibility.
“The opportunity to convene educators and administrators once again to discuss solutions for tackling this critical social challenge is helping scale the message that financial capability education must become a core focus in classrooms,” said Shannon Schuyler, PwC’s corporate responsibility leader. “This is our fifth seminar, and we’ve learned so much through honest and open dialogue with those on the front lines of education. The takeaways are invaluable, and help us better shape our investment and strategy around moving the needle of financial illiteracy among youth.”
As part of PwC’s Earn Your Future commitment, the collaboration between PwC US and KWHS began with a seminar in 2012 at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. Since then, three more seminars have been hosted in Philadelphia or at the Wharton School’s campus in San Francisco. More than 500 high school educators have attended these seminars.
As part of the seminar, PwC and KWHS will cover certain event costs related to transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, teaching sessions and conference materials.
PwC and KWHS plan to continue their collaboration and commitment to spreading financial literacy and will host additional seminars, primarily for West Coast and Midwest educators, on Wharton’s campus in San Francisco on June 15-17, 2015 and for the first time, in Chicago, June 22-24, 2015. Details about these seminars will be available in 2015.
About the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 93,000 graduates.
Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The site, which is free, captures relevant knowledge generated at Wharton and beyond by offering articles and videos based on research, conferences, speakers, books and interviews with faculty and other experts on current business topics.
As part of the Knowledge@Wharton network, Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) is a comprehensive educational resource for high school students and educators. Through free and thought-provoking online content, interactive competitions, engaging seminars and workshops, KWHS encourages a deeper understanding of finance, business, entrepreneurship, leadership and career and college development for youth and their mentors. KWHS is a partner in empowering young people to make informed financial decisions, discover the scope and significance of the business world, and develop the critical skills to excel in the workplace and in life.
About PwC US
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