The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has recently launched a new educational series called Branching Out. There are five modules in the program which allow you to learn at your own pace, from the comfort of home. Dick Eastman recently posted about this new program on his blog, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. You can go directly to the NGS site for more information as well.
I can't emphasize enough how much can be learned from seminars, webinars and online classes. As much as we try to cover as many pertinent topics and learning tools in our meetings - there is no substitute for getting out there and educating yourself in the areas you find interesting or need more information about. NGS also provides PDF courses, other online courses, and a home study course.
The National Genealogical Society is one of the largest and most respected groups for the study of family history. Annual membership is $65/year and is a good investment for anyone serious about digging into their roots.
Hope you will check it out and take advantage of what the NGS has to offer.