2017 UnConference: Friedberg-Segel Early Literacy Featuring Herve Tullet

UnConference: Friedberg-Segel Early Literacy Featuring Hervé Tullet
October 14, 2017, 8am - 4pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
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This UnConference focuses on the importance of literacy and writing in a young child’s education. We are excited to share that celebrated artist and children’s author of the book Press Here, Hervé Tullet, joins us as keynote speaker!  Enjoy a unique reading of Mr. Tullet’s books and hear his thoughts on how literature and art can expand the learning and world of children. Then, join Mr. Tullet in creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This keynote has been generously underwritten by Naomi Weisberg Siegel and Eric C. Cooper.  

Along with our co-host Frick Art & Historical Center, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art present hands-on workshop sessions which incorporate literacy in meaningful and innovative ways into the classroom. The workshops are developmentally appropriate practice for educators and caregivers working with children ages birth through age nine.  However, many of the workshop offerings can also apply to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The day closes with a round table discussion and reflections on how to continue our work beyond the UnConference.


PAEYC is excited to host this UnConference with our partners at Frick Art & Historical Center, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Museum of Art. The day begins with keynote speaker Hervé Tullet, acclaimed artist and children's author. Learn more about Hervé here.


Please register now to reserve your space!  When the workshops are finalized, you will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select your preferred workshops.

We will do our best to place you in your requested workshop, but this is not guaranteed.  There is limited space in each workshop and workshop placement is based on the date of your registration, so we recommend you register early. 

Please register by 5pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

For groups of 6+, there is a 10% discount.  Please email Yu-Ling at conference@paeyc.org if you have a group you're interested in registering for UnConference: Friedberg-Segel Early Literacy.


  • 5 PQAS/DHS credits and Act 48
  • Light breakfast and lunch
  • Networking with colleagues new and old
  • Hands-on, interactive workshop sessions
  • Refreshed or refined thinking about our work with young children


Attendees can receive refunds if requested by September 29th.


Please contact event planner Yu-Ling Behr at conference@paeyc.org or call 412-421-3889.

For bus information, please visit www.portauthority.org for specific route information. 

A huge THANK YOU to our co-host, Frick Art and Historical Center, our series sponsor, PNC Grow Up Great, and to our workshop partners, without whom this would not be possible!