Pair programming - two people, one computer. One types, the other talks/directs. Switch frequently. You both learn. It works beautifully.
1. Codecademy.com JS tutorial modules.
4. byo project. Some are working with meteor framework. As another example, I'm tinkering with D3, and could use some help getting better at selecting and manipulating DOM elements. Come play!
(For now - let's try meeting every 2 weeks through March.)