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 cultural relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in my pedagogy across grade levels and content areas.
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):
Culturally Responsive CS in all Classrooms Professional Development:
Computer Science Fundamentals Workshop
(In-Person or Virtual Workshops for Teams or Classrooms)
Google Applied Digital Skills Professional Development Sessions
Consult with Coach
Whether it's a professional development for you and your staff or a culturally enriched lesson on HBCUs with your classroom, I would love to help you bring your projects or events to the next level!
I am a K-8 educator so I understand the importance of relevant, concise and fun presentations! Make an appointment and let's chat about your project!