Meet Coach Hicks
Hello, my name is Victor "Coach" Hicks" and I am the founder of the Coding with Culture brand. I have six years experience teaching Computer Science and Technology and over 20 years experience teaching and coaching in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois and current residence, Atlanta, Georgia!
I am passionate about closing the digital divide among students of color, more specifically, Black Students. I enjoy using my talents to provide culturally relevant computer science experiences for students in grades K-12 along with professional development and consultation services for K-12 educators.
I am a proud product of two HBCUs: Fisk University and Clark Atlanta University. My experiences at these illustrious institutions inspired me to make it a priority to include the cutlural relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in my pedagogy across grade levels and content areas.
On the Arts side of STEAM, I am a stepping aficionado! I have many years experience working in all aspects of the stepping world, from coach and choreographer to historian! I love sharing my passion for this dynamic art form with people of all ages!
I look forward to working with you as we continue to inspire genius-awakening moments in Black scholars!
Focus Is Essential,
Ron Clark Academy "Amplify Black Voices" webcast: Featured Guest (2020)
Flipgrid "Ask Yaritza" Webinar: Featured Guest (2020)
Inclusive STEAM & CS Summit: Presenter (2020)
Careacter Strong Podcast: Featured Guest (2020)
MN Codes: Computer Science Summit: Presenter (2020)
Georgia Tech Consellations Virtual Summit: Co-Presenter with Tynker(2020)
Code. Org Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator
Presenting at ISTE Chicago! Surreal!!!
Coding with Culture CS Camps (K-8): sign your child up for a HBCU themed computer coding experience! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OUR CAMPS!
Culturally Responsive CS in all Classrooms Professional Development: gain some practical strategies on bringing culturally-responsive computational thinking to any classroom!
HBCU History and Culture Professional Developments: Learn how to introduce students to Historically Black Colleges and Universitites.
Step Choreography and Consultation/History of Step Workshops: Receive championship winning step choreography and consultation to bring your performance to the next level!