As an electives teacher I'm expected to attend many meetings and presentations that have little relation to my classes, then just "make it work" for my subject. The Arts are continuously left out of large-scale professional development and are often instead asked to attend courses or trainings that have little bearing on our class, or meet all together and discuss our very different disciplines and teaching methods. There is always some level of us trying to fit into a box and while discussion of strategies across disciplines is helpful, it can't be the only strategy. We need access to professional development created by professionals in our disciplines, or options to meet with other teachers in our districts and county to compare our methods. Time with teachers of our courses is often more valuable than time spent adjusting lessons and ideas to fit our classes and it never happens when we need it to.