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Our Courses & Professional Development
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Courses prepare students to think critically about the business world, increasing their own financial savvy and long-term investing potential. We market our unique business literacy program to high schools and universities by designing them to fulfill Common Core Standards. Our first-of-its-kind financial literacy class is certified as a STEM course in applied algebra. Students develop non-linear thinking and learn life skills including negotiation, self-advocacy, and professionalism.
We believe professional development should consist of periodic opportunities to interact with peers and the ability to acquire new information to improve teaching quality. The goal of our professional development is to further enhance the student experience by increasing the professional skills of the teachers. Our professional development program is designed to foster active learning, continuously improve content knowledge, and incentivizes teachers to interact with each other and our staff.
An elite network of educators.
The program is anchored by an intense, week-long session taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty. We also provide ongoing training professional through on-line webinars, Skype observations, and membership in an elite network of educators with access to unique instructional materials.
The curriculum is currently being implemented successfully in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California, and Connecticut.
Our full business literacy curriculum consists of 6 modules:
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WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY
Juston E. Glass, MS, CPA
Director of Business and Entrepreneurial Programs
Business & Education (BE) Department - Harker School in San Jose California
Accessible curriculum, implemented by trained teachers in high/middle schools
Students learn importance of budgeting, saving, compounding interest, & investing
Highly positive impact on financial decision-making skills/attitudes of students
Unique training and curriculum integration
Teachers learn, develop, and practice financial literacy, negotiation, and self-advocacy skills by engaging in hands-on, problem-based learning
Curriculum stresses innovative and non-linear thinking, giving teachers tools to be professional leaders in educational and non-profit settings
Through working with students, families, and teachers, Bridges to Wealth creates school-based financially empowered communities
School hosts regular bi-weekly or monthly meetings, further integrating the school with the community it serves and strengthening parental engagement
Parents learn importance of budgeting, saving, and investing through school-based Business Literacy Course Series
Social & financial capital gained from membership in ongoing meetings & groups
Parent Ambassadors receive resources, training, and stipends to spread the word and organize ongoing meetings